Aviation safety investigations & reports

Tandem Maxair Drifter A-503, Not Registered, Neumayer Valley Stn QLD (110km SE Burketown QLD), 11 May 1988

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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It was reported by the owner of the aircraft, that after about two hours and 15 minutes flying the pilot checked the contents of the fuel tanks. He estimated that four hours fuel remained. However, after a further two hours flying the engine failed following the exhaustion of the fuel onboard. The pilot was committed to a landing on unsuitable terrain, and during the landing roll the aircraft struck a tree and ground looped.

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General details
Date: 11 May 1988   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: N/K    
Location: Neumayer Valley Stn QLD (110km SE Burketown QLD)    
State: Queensland    
Release date: 01 November 1988   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Unknown  
Aircraft model Tandem Maxair Drifter A-503  
Aircraft registration Not registered  
Serial number N/A  
Type of operation Sports Aviation  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Neumayer Valley Stn QLD  
Departure time N/K  
Destination Neumayer Valley Stn Qld