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The aircraft was observed in level flight below the cloud base. It was then seen to manoeuvre before commencing what appeared to be a loop. The aircraft then appeared to fall out of the top of the loop and impact the ground in a steep nose down attitude.
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General details
Date: 09 April 1993 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 515 EST  
Location   (show map):5km NW Evans Head Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: VFR into IMC 
Release date: 09 February 1995 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-28 
Aircraft registration: VH-IWJ 
Serial number: 28R-8231066 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Coolangatta Qld
Departure time:0443 EST
Destination:Maitland NSW
Crew details
RoleClass of licenceHours on typeHours total
Fatal: 11NaN
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Last update 13 May 2014