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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 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland  
Release date: 14 September 1989  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
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
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