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The pilot had been carrying out flights in his gyrocopter which was later found to have crashed, the pilot receiving fatal injuries. The propeller appears to have separated from the engine and passed up through the rotor system.

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General details
Date: 19 February 1996 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1946 CSuT  
Location   (show map):5km N Orroroo Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: South Australia Occurrence type: In-flight break-up 
Release date: 09 September 1996 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Unknown 
Aircraft model: Unknown 
Aircraft registration: G-5537 
Serial number: G5537 
Type of operation: Sports Aviation 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Unkown
Fatal: 1001
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Last update 13 May 2014