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After conducting general flying for about 45 minutes the occupants returned to conduct circuit practice. During take-off after the third stop-and-go landing, an engine power loss occurred. The pilot lowered the nose of the aircraft rapidly but was unable to prevent a collision with the ground and a barbed wire fence. No positive cause for the engine failure was established, however the method of restraining the fuel lines to the aircraft structure was not in accordance with normal engineering practice, and could have restricted fuel flow to the engine. The pilot involved in this accident adhered to a directive issued by the industrial organisation of which he is a member and did not provide any information to assist in the investigation.

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General details
Date: 02 January 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1710  
Location:Boonah Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland  
Release date: 18 January 1988  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Serious 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Unknown 
Aircraft model: Austflight Drifter A503 
Aircraft registration: Not registered 
Serial number: 25-0188 
Type of operation: Sports Aviation 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Boonah QLD
Departure time:1709
Destination:Boonah QLD
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