Aviation safety investigations & reports

Drifter A 503, AUF25-308, Bronte Station QLD, 13 August 1989

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot said that he was flying the aircraft at 350 feet above the ground when the engine stopped suddenly. During the glide to earth, he carried out carburettor icing clearing procedures, switched the electric fuel pump on and attempted two engine starts, all to no avail. During the subsequent ground roll, the pilot was unable to avoid collisions with trees and an anthill. After the dust settled, he attempted an engine start which was successful. The reason for the engine stoppage has not been determined.

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General details
Date: 13 August 1989   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1430    
Location: Bronte Station    
State: Queensland    
Release date: 31 August 1989   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Austflight U.L.A. Pty Ltd  
Aircraft model 582  
Aircraft registration 25-308  
Serial number N/K  
Type of operation Sports Aviation  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Mulga Forest QLD  
Departure time N/K  
Destination Bronte Station QLD