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A witness, who lives alongside the airstrip, observed the aircraft flying in a north-south direction, about 300 feet above ground level and about 300 metres to the east of his position. The witness took particular notice of the actions of the aircraft and watched as it porpoised three times before diving steeply into the ground. Inspection of the wreckage revealed no defect which may have contributed to the accident. Weather at the time was fine, wind was light and variable, and the aircraft was being flown over flat pastureland. Investigation revealed that the pilot suffered from epilepsy, had heart disease, and that this was his first flight for over one year.

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General details
Date: 02 December 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1050 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:5 km NE Toogoolawah Occurrence type:Loss of control 
State: Queensland Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 20 February 1989 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: Fatal 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: G.D. Bedson 
Aircraft model: Resurgam Mk 2 
Serial number: 0944-10-01 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Watts Bridge, QLD
Destination:Watts Bridge, QLD
 
 
 
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