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The pilot reported that the aircraft accelerated normally during the takeoff run, and began a normal climb over tree covered rising ground. At about 100 feet above the tree tops a strong down draught was encountered, which the aircraft was unable to out climb. When it became evident that a collision was inevitable the pilot attempted to stall the aircraft into the trees. The aircraft collided with the tree tops and nosed over, coming to rest inverted. Both occupants were able to vacate the aircraft with minor injuries.
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General details
Date: 02 November 1994 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 10:49 ESuT  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Collision with terrain 
Release date: 12 May 1995 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Minor 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Evans Aircraft 
Aircraft model: VP-2 
Aircraft registration: VH-BXX 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Somersby NSW
Destination:Maitland NSW
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