Aviation safety investigations & reports

Total power loss Winton Sapphire, 1.5 km E Mungallala, QLD, 23 November 1988

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot was taking part in an ultralight safari from Boonah to Cloncurry and return. The propeller separated from the aircraft in flight, damaging the tailboom and right wing. The pilot carried out a successful landing on the Warrego Highway. Investigation revealed that the propeller shaft had failed due to a flaw in the metal. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 23 November 1988   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1645    
Location: 1.5 km E Mungallala    
State: Queensland    
Release date: 06 March 1989   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Scott Winton  
Aircraft model Winton Sapphire  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Roma, QLD  
Destination Charleville, QLD  
Last update 15 March 2016