Aviation safety investigations & reports

Gemini Thruster 503, 25-0091, Inverell North Airfield NSW, 20 December 1988

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The aircraft departed the airfield in calm conditions and flew to a point about 35 kilometres to the south-east. On his return the pilot positioned the aircraft to land on runway 09. The aircraft was struck by a strong wind gust which lifted the right wing and caused the aircraft to veer to the left. The pilot was unable to regain directional control before the aircraft collided with a boundary fence. The wind was reported to be variable in direction at five to ten knots. This accident was not the subject of a formal on-scene investigation.

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General details
Date: 20 December 1988   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1810    
Location   (show map): Inverell North Airfield    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 27 October 1989   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Thruster Aircraft (Australia) Pty Ltd  
Aircraft model Gemini  
Aircraft registration 25-0091  
Serial number 087-149  
Type of operation Sports Aviation  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Inverell North NSW  
Departure time 1700  
Destination Inverell North NSW