The purpose of the flight was for the aircraft owner to undergo a biennial refresher training flight with an instructor to revalidate his class ratings. The aircraft was seen to be manoeuvring at low level shortly before it departed from controlled flight. It struck the ground in a near vertical attitude on farmland. Both pilots were fatally injured and the aircraft was destroyed. There was insufficient evidence available to determine conclusively the cause of the loss of control, but it was possibly as a result of a power-on stall.
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Published 6 December 2018