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It was reported that the rotorcraft took off and climbed to about 150 ft. It then entered what appeared to be shallow dive at full power. The descent continued until the rotorcraft collided with the ground. The wreckage was spread out over about 50 metres. It was reported that the pilot had modified the engine installation prior to the flight and he may have recently changed the main rotor blades. The circumstances that led to the loss of control were not be determined.

The wreckage and pilot were found by the property owner. The circumstances are unknown.

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General details
Date: 28 April 1995 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1600 EST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):Thylungra Occurrence type:Collision with terrain 
State: Queensland Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 17 April 1996 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: Fatal 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Unknown 
Aircraft model: Gyroplane 
Type of operation: Sports Aviation 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Araluen Station, QLD
Destination:Araluen Station, QLD
 
Injuries
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Fatal: 1001
Total:1001
 
 
 
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