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The pilot was conducting a local flight in the training area. He reported that while in cruise at 3500 feet above sea level, the oil pressure and RPM dropped. He carried out a trouble check but was unable to restore power. He carried out emergency landing procedures. During the landing, with a tailwind component, and only 10 degree flap selected, the aircraft overran the intended touchdown area, struck a fence and the nose gear folded under. The aircraft came to rest at the edge of a swamp. No fault was found with the engine. It was suspected that the loss of power was due to carburettor icing.

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General details
Date: 07 July 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1515  
Location:2 km S East Maitland Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales  
Release date: 27 February 1989  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 152 
Aircraft registration: VH-RNQ 
Serial number: 15283373 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Maitland NSW
Departure time:1500 Approx.
Destination:Maitland NSW
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