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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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