Aviation safety investigations & reports

Skydart, 100-222, The Oaks NSW, 19 August 1990

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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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    
State: New South Wales    
Release date: 15 November 1990   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

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