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The aircraft lost power shortly after takeoff. A successful forced landing was made in a field adjacent to the strip. An inspection of the aircraft disclosed that a hose directing cooling air to the fuel injector manifold was kinked restricting the amount of cooling air available at the manifold. It is suspected that the manifold overheated and vapourised the fuel causing the loss of power experienced by the pilot.
General details
Date: 28 August 1993 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 14:36 CST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Fuel starvation 
Release date: 19 June 1994 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: A36 
Aircraft registration: VH-KMT 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Minor 
Departure point:Leigh Creek SA
Destination:Mildura VIC
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