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The aircraft was taking off from a short strip. Soon after take-off the aircraft banked to the left lost airspeed and struck the ground. The pilot who was seriously injured was not sure if the propeller at the rear had struck long vegetation at the end of the strip causing him to lose control or if the aircraft had stalled during the turn.

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General details
Date: 31 December 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 715  
Location:Lot 34 Reids Flat Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 27 December 1990 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Serious 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: AirBorne Australia 
Aircraft model: Buzzard 
Aircraft registration: Not registered 
Serial number: N/K 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Reids Flat NSW
Departure time:N/A
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