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The aircraft was making a landing approach. On base leg the engine stopped after the pilot reduced power to about 3000 rpm. The pilot attempted to carry out a forced landing on a nearby paddock but struck a boundary fence during the approach, resulting in substantial damage to the aircraft. The pilot considers the engine stopped due to an improperly adjusted carburettor.

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General details
Date: 19 August 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1540  
Location:The Oaks Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales  
Release date: 15 November 1990  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Aero Composite Pty Ltd 
Aircraft model: Skydart 
Aircraft registration: 10-0222 
Serial number: N/K 
Type of operation: Sports Aviation 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Wedderburn NSW
Departure time:1510
Destination:The Oaks NSW
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