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At the conclusion of spraying operations the pilot initiated a climb enroute to his destination. Almost immediately, the engine failed completely and the pilot was committed to a landing in a barley crop. During the landing roll the nosewheel was broken off and the aircraft overturned. The aircraft was at about 100 feet agl when the engine failed and the most suitable area available required that the landing be made downhill on a soft surface. A skid to the right after touchdown caused the nosegear to fail. The cause of the engine power loss could not be established.

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General details
Date: 06 February 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1000 approx  
Location:8 km East of Deloraine Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Tasmania  
Release date: 01 July 1985  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Transavia Corp Pty Ltd 
Aircraft model: PL-12 
Aircraft registration: VH-MLJ 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Deloraine TAS
Departure time:1000 approx
Destination:Deloraine TAS
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