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The pilot reported that the aircraft engine suffered a partial power loss as he was climbing out from a water hole inspection. Pumping the choke lever restored some power, however he was eventually forced to stall the aircraft into the tops of some tall trees. The aircraft fell approximately 30 feet to the ground with the pilot receiving back injuries during the fall.

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General details
Date: 01 September 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 745 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:4km East of King Edward River Station WA (305km W Kununurra WA)  
State: Western Australia  
Release date: 10 October 1990 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: Serious 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Austflight U.L.A. Pty Ltd 
Aircraft model: 582 
Aircraft registration: 25-0316 
Serial number: DR89-0372 
Type of operation: Sports Aviation 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Muster Yard
Departure time:N/A
Destination:King Edward River Station WA
 
 
 
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