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The aircraft was being used for dual instruction when the attention of witnesses standing on the beach was drawn to it by a loud report. The aircraft was observed to be falling almost vertically, with both wings trailing, from an altitude of about 150 feet. It impacted in the sea about 100 metres from the shore and disappeared. Inspection of the wreckage found that the design of the control system was such that with certain control inputs the rear control cables could foul the propeller. On this occasion the left rear control cable had been severed by the propeller and this had resulted in the total collapse of the wing.

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General details
Date: 06 April 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1730  
Location:8km N of Yeppoon Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Airframe - Other 
Release date: 05 March 1986 Occurrence class: Technical 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Unknown 
Aircraft model: Jester Dual Seater 
Aircraft registration: Not registered 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Farnborough Beach QLD
Departure time:1730
Destination:Farnborough Beach QLD
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