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The pilot flew alongside a vehicle travelling along a gravel road. The two occupants of the vehicle knew the pilot well and they were not surprised to see the aircraft. The aircraft was then flown across the road in front of the vehicle at an approximate height of 250 feet. Whilst continuing their progress along the road, the occupants observed the aircraft perform a "wing over" manoeuvre. The aircraft failed to recover from the resultant steep dive, striking the ground at approximately 65 degrees nose down. The two occupants of the vehicle extracted the pilot from the crushed cabin. Detailed examination of the wreckage failed to reveal any abnormalities.

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General details
Date: 30 January 1991 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1755 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):Nellybri Station 30km ENE of Surat Occurrence type:Collision with terrain 
State: Queensland Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 04 April 1991 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: Fatal 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Skyfox Aviation Ltd 
Aircraft model: CA21 
Aircraft registration: 55-0604 
Serial number: CA21-008 
Type of operation: Sports Aviation 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:ALA 35km ENE of Surat QLD
Departure time:N/K
Destination:ALA 35km ENE of Surat QLD
 
 
 
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