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After takeoff the aircraft was flown to the local training area where upper air sequences were carried out. Following their successful completion the pilot was instructed to carry out a practice forced landing. The first attempt resulted in a significant undershoot and the aircraft was climbed to 2500 feet for a further attempt. On the second attempt the aircraft was placed in a position too high and too close to the proposed landing strip, so the pilot under check decided to fly an "S" turn to lose altitude. During this manoeuvre the aircraft became grossly misaligned with the strip, the stall warning horn was sounding intermittently and the instructor instructed the pilot to go-around. However, the pilot banked the aircraft steeply to the left to align it with the strip, the aircraft began to roll rapidly to the left and despite the application of right rudder and full power it struck the ground. The nosegear and left maingear collapsed and the aircraft came to rest after a ground run of 39 metres.

 
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