Aviation safety investigations & reports

SVX1 Farmate, Not Registered, 30km West of Balranald NSW, 24 April 1986

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot had intended carrying out a flight around the property. When he had not returned by nightfall his parents rang neighbours before commencing a search. The wreckage of the aircraft was found two kilometres north-east of the homestead. It had struck the ground while in a steep nose-down attitude, in a paddock with no obstructions in the immediate vicinity. Investigation revealed that the engine throttle cable was broken, however it was not established whether this had occurred before or after the impact. The wreckage distribution was typical of that which follows a stall with insufficient height remaining in which to effect recovery. However, the reason the aircraft apparently stalled could not be determined.

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General details
Date: 24 April 1986   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1700(Aprx)    
Location: 30km West of Balranald    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 15 July 1986   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Unknown  
Aircraft model SVX1 Farmate  
Aircraft registration Not registered  
Type of operation Sports Aviation  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point Hazelwood Station NSW  
Departure time 1700(Aprx)  
Destination Hazelwood Station NSW