Aviation safety investigations & reports

Maxair Drifter 582, 32 km NW of Dalby, QLD, 14 September 1988

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot reported that he was delivering the aircraft to the new owner. The normal strip at the property was unserviceable so the use of another strip had been arranged. No mention was made by the owner of a powerline crossing near the end of the strip. The aircraft struck the powerline on late final approach and fell to the ground tail first. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 14 September 1988   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1600    
Location: Coromar (32 km NW of Dalby)    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Wirestrike  
Release date: 06 May 1989   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Minor  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Austflight U.L.A. Pty Ltd  
Aircraft model Drifter 582  
Type of operation Sports Aviation  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Chinchilla, QLD  
Destination Coromar, QLD  
Last update 13 May 2014