Aviation safety investigations & reports

Thruster T500, Helidon QLD, 11 June 1989

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The aircraft was running low on fuel so the pilot elected to land in a paddock close to a town. The wind at the time was west-north-westerly with a strength of about 30 knots. Just before touchdown the pilot felt a gust of wind from the south-west and attempted to correct for the drift. The right landing gear struck a ridge and was torn from the aircraft. This accident was not the subject of a formal on scene investigation.

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General details
Date: 11 June 1989   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1320    
Location: Helidon    
State: Queensland    
Release date: 14 September 1989   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Thruster Aircraft (Australia) Pty Ltd  
Aircraft model Thruster T500  
Type of operation Sports Aviation  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Toogoolawah QLD  
Destination Kooralbyn QLD  
Last update 21 March 2016