Aviation safety investigations & reports

Ayres S2R-600 "Thrush", VH-WBW, 63 km Northeast Moree NSW, 15 November 1984

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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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)    
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 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  
Last update 01 April 2011