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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 stroke 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 of Charters Towers Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland  
Release date: 27 October 1988  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Thruster Aircraft (Australia) Pty Ltd 
Aircraft model: Gemini 
Aircraft registration: 25-0167 
Serial number: N/K 
Type of operation: Sports Aviation 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:4 km W of Charters Towers QLD
Departure time:N/K
Destination:4 km W of Charters Towers QLD
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