Hi Guy ,
The west/east flight path crosses the river at the boat ramp when making a direct approach .
All others on this approach turn right to go out over the ocean and come in from the south or left ,head north and then turn south to land .
These turns are also over Picnic Point so the SAAB could have been turning at the time of loss.
I love spotting aircraft from littlies to A380's although thankfully out of earshot .
Would be nice to have one of the old wooden blades of which there are quite a few about .
Hope you enjoyed Neville as much as we enjoyed Dubbo