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.
|Date:||12 December 1995||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Location:||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 manufacturer||Aero Commander|
|Type of operation||Private|
|Damage to aircraft||Destroyed|
|Departure point||Horn Island, QLD|
|Departure time||0910 EST|
|Destination||Horn Island, QLD|
|Role||Class of licence||Hours on type||Hours total|