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The pilot was conducting a short solo flight prior to returning to take some passengers for flights. He conducted some orbits above his home and other low altitude manoeuvres. Witnesses later saw the aircraft appear to turn steeply and spiral into the ground.

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General details
Date: 08 July 1997 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1538 EST  
Location   (show map):45km SW Oakey, Aerodrome Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: In-flight break-up 
Release date: 31 July 1997 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Austflight U.L.A. Pty Ltd 
Aircraft model: 503 
Aircraft registration: 25-0220 
Serial number: 25-0220 
Type of operation: Sports Aviation 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Keeley farm, QLD
Departure time:1530 EST
Destination:Keeley farm, QLD
Crew details
RoleClass of licenceHours on typeHours total
Pilot-in-CommandUltralight Student250250
Fatal: 1001
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