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At 0910 EST the aircraft was observed to depart runway 32 and to climb out normally. Shortly after, it adopted a nose-high attitude and completed a wingover type manoeuvre followed by a fully developed flat spin to the left.

The wreckage was located approximately 2 kms to the north-west of the aerodrome. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and the pilot sustained fatal injuries.

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General details
Date: 12 December 1995 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 0918 EST  
Location   (show map):Horn Island, Aerodrome Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Collision with terrain 
Release date: 15 October 1996 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Aero Commander 
Aircraft model: 500 
Aircraft registration: VH-UJP 
Serial number: 3074 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Horn Island, QLD
Departure time:0910 EST
Destination:Horn Island, QLD
Crew details
RoleClass of licenceHours on typeHours total
Fatal: 1001
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