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The pilot was conducting mustering operations and had the aircraft configured with 10 degrees of flap. While manoeuvring in a tight left turn at about 100 feet above ground level, the aircraft suddenly flicked inverted and had rolled through almost 360 degrees when it struck the ground. The pilot had about 40 hours mustering experience. This accident was not the subject of an on-scene investigation.

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General details
Date: 26 April 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1045  
Location:Durham Downs (40 km W Jackson) Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 15 May 1990 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Minor 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 182 
Aircraft registration: VH-RUJ 
Serial number: 18266712 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Innamincka QLD
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Durham Downs QLD
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