Aviation safety investigations & reports

Winton Sapphire, Not Registered, Doyalson Air Park NSW, 25 September 1987

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot had borrowed the aircraft from his brother to carry out some taxi training. He had previously flown gliders. After making about 20 runs along the strip the aircraft became airborne, the pilot decided to continue with the takeoff as he was uncertain if the aircraft could be stopped in the remaining available strip. The aircraft collided with trees at the end of the strip and became wedged in the tree tops. The pilot escaped from the aircraft uninjured and had to climb down the tree to the ground. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 25 September 1987   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1030    
Location: Doyalson Air Park    
State: New South Wales    
Release date: 03 November 1987   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Unknown  
Aircraft model Winton Sapphire  
Aircraft registration Not registered  
Serial number N/K  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Doyalson Air Park NSW  
Departure time 1030  
Destination Doyalson Air Park NSW