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The pilot purchased the aircraft the week prior to the accident. He had no aeronautical experience prior to the acquisition and had not undertaken any form of training for ultalight flying. Whilst conducting taxy tests with the control column all the way aft to feel the effects of the controls the aircraft became airborne with less than full power set. After liftoff the airspeed decayed rapidly the aircraft became uncontrollable and dived into the estuary. It is a requirement of the regulations covering the piloting of ultralight aircraft that before acting as pilot-in-command of an aircraft that the pilot undergoes specified training. This accident was not the subject of a formal on scene investigation.

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General details
Date: 20 October 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1020  
Location:Mandurah Estuary Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Western Australia Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 16 November 1989 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Quicksilver Enterprises Inc 
Aircraft model: MX 
Aircraft registration: 10-0925 
Serial number: N/K 
Type of operation: Sports Aviation 
Damage to aircraft: Unknown 
Departure point:Mandurah Estuary WA
Departure time:1020
Destination:Mandurah Estuary WA
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