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The pilot was spraying crops adjacent to the Leigh River. The river meanders through a steep sided valley oriented approximately north-south, with the crop being sprayed located above the west ridge of the valley. The pilot advised that he had refuelled the aircraft and refilled the hopper. The wind was gusting from the south-west and he was on a spray run, tracking to the south, at 5 ft above the ground, when a gust of wind caused the left wing to drop. The pilot advised that he was unable to stop the wing hitting an embankment and the aircraft rolled into the valley, coming to rest upright, substantially damaged and burning. The pilot suffered a broken ankle and burns but was able to extricated himself. The aircraft was destroyed.
 
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