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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 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):1km N Launceston Occurrence type:Loss of control 
State: Tasmania Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 12 December 1996 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final 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
Pilot-in-CommandATPL113350
 
Injuries
 CrewPassengerGroundTotal
Fatal: 2002
Total:2002
 
 
 
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