Aviation safety investigations & reports

Lightwing Twin Seat Ultralight, Amity Point QLD, 23 June 1989

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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During cruise, the engine started to run roughly. The pilot found that he could not maintain altitude and elected to land on a narrow road, this being the only area clear of trees. During the landing, the wing struck the ground. The cause of the engine problem was not determined. This accident was not the subject of a formal on-scene investigation.

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General details
Date: 23 June 1989   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1215    
Location: Amity Point    
State: Queensland    
Release date: 07 November 1989   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Howard Hughes Engineering P/L  
Aircraft model Lightwing Twin Seat Ultralight  
Serial number LW1 001  
Type of operation Sports Aviation  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Kooralbyn, QLD  
Departure time 1100  
Destination Jacobs Well, QLD  
Last update 21 March 2016