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It was reported that the engine lost power at a height of about 250 feet after takeoff. The pilot attempted to turn back towards the DEPARTURE strip but the aircraft stalled and struck the ground heavily before coming to rest against a fence.

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General details
Date: 13 May 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1045  
Location:Alstonville (18km E Ballina) Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales  
Release date: 04 June 1990  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Sapphire Aircraft Australia 
Aircraft model: Sapphire 
Aircraft registration: 25-0151 
Serial number: N/K 
Type of operation: Sports Aviation 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Alstonville QLD
Departure time:1045
Destination:Alstonville QLD
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