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Some time prior to the attempted flight problems had developed with the right wheel assembly. Another pilot had carried out maintenance on the assembly and had subsequently test flown the aircraft. A short time later the pilot concerned boarded the aircraft and prepared for take-off. During the latter stages of the take-off roll, the right wheel slewed sideways, directional control was lost, and the aircraft collided with a fence. The reason why the right wheel slewed sideways was not determined. This accident was not the subject of an on scene investigation.

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General details
Date: 29 August 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: N/A Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Vergemont Station (130 km WSW Longreach) Occurrence type:Loss of control 
State: Queensland Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 13 March 1986 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: Minor 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Austflight U.L.A. Pty Ltd 
Aircraft model: Maxair Drifter 
Type of operation: Sports Aviation 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Vergemont Station QLD
Destination:Vergemont Station
 
 
 
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