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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 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
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 manufacturer: Scott Winton 
Aircraft model: Winton Sapphire 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Roma, QLD
Destination:Charleville, QLD
 
 
 
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