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During spraying operations the engine began to run very roughly and lost a considerable amount of power. The pilot considered that insufficient power remained to permit him to divert to a suitable landing area and he attempted to land straight ahead. Towards the end of the landing roll the aircraft struck a contour bank and the right landing gear collapsed. The cause of the power loss could not be positively identified, but was probably related to excessive spark plug fouling.

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General details
Date: 15 November 1984 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 0710 (aprx) Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:63 km Northeast Moree  
State: New South Wales  
Release date: 22 March 1985 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Rockwell International 
Aircraft model: S-2 
Aircraft registration: VH-WBW 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Boggabilla NSW
Departure time:0710 (aprx)
Destination:Boggabilla NSW
 
 
 
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