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During circuit training, the aircraft suffered a complete engine failure. The pilot was unable to reach the flight strip and landed the aircraft amongst trees. One of the two pistons of the two stoke engine had seized in the cylinder, probably due to lack of lubrication.

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General details
Date: 25 April 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1630  
Location:4 km W Charters Towers Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 17 August 1988 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Serious 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Unknown 
Aircraft model: Thruster Ultralight TST 
Aircraft registration: Not registered 
Serial number: AUF 250167 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:4 km W Charters Towers QLD
Departure time:N/A
Destination:4 km W Charters Towers QLD
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