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The pilot reported that he was opening the throttle to gain height whilst flying over a cane crop at about 100 feet when the engine failed. The aircraft was landed in the cane crop and the landing gear was bent. The factory fitted swaging on the throttle cable at the carburettor end had come off allowing the throttle to close. This occurrence was not the subject of an on-site investigation and the above report is based on information provided by the pilot.

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General details
Date: 08 June 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1745  
Location:Gordonvale Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland  
Release date: 03 July 1989  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Austflight U.L.A. Pty Ltd 
Aircraft model: 582 
Aircraft registration: 25-0193 
Serial number: N/K 
Type of operation: Sports Aviation 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Deeral QLD
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Deeral QLD
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