Aviation safety investigations & reports

Wheeler Scout Floatplane, N/A, Tinaroo Dam QLD, 8 October 1989

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot had initiated a climb from a baulked landing. On application of the power he found that the engine was not responding correctly. He elected to turn towards the takeoff area in order to reduce the distance of the aircraft from shore. During the turn the aircraft stalled and side-slipped into the water from about 100 feet above the surface. Examination of the engine disclosed a binding throttle cable which prevented the throttle slide from opening fully when full power was demanded.

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General details
Date: 08 October 1989   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1330    
Location: Tinaroo Dam    
State: Queensland    
Release date: 30 November 1989   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Amateur Built Aircraft  
Aircraft model Wheeler Scout Floatplane  
Serial number RX680  
Type of operation Sports Aviation  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Tinaroo Dam QLD  
Departure time N/A  
Destination Tinaroo Dam QLD