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The aircraft was number five in a six aircraft stream takeoff. Shortly after takeoff, a single mayday was heard. The aircraft was seen to roll and then hit the ground. It exploded on impact.

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General details
Date: 20 February 1995 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1059 ESuT  
Location   (show map):1km N Launceston Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Tasmania Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 12 December 1996 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: North American Aviation Inc 
Aircraft model: T-28 
Aircraft registration: VH-LAO 
Serial number: T-28D, 55-138320 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Launceston, Tas
Departure time:1059 ESuT
Destination:Point Cook, Vic
Crew details
RoleClass of licenceHours on typeHours total
Fatal: 2002
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Last update 13 May 2014