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The pilot reported that the aircraft suffered a gradual reduction in power after takeoff. The aircraft was force landed onto a railway line and suffered major damage. Subsequent investigation disclosed no apparent fault with the engine. The VW conversion fitted to this aircraft is prone to carburettor icing. The aircraft was operating on mogas which has a very low tolerance to carburettor ice. Significant Factors The following factors were considered relevant to the development of the accident: 1. The engine suffered a gradual power reduction. 2. The pilot was forced to land on unsuitable terrain
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General details
Date: 01 January 1994 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 18:15 ESuT  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Release date: 30 August 1994 Occurrence class: Technical 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Jodel, Societs Des Avions 
Aircraft model: D9 
Aircraft registration: VH-BJR 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Tralee ACT
Destination:Tralee ACT
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