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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 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland  
Release date: 30 November 1989  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
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
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