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While cruising at 3000 ft, the engine suddenly lost power to the extent that level flight was no longer possible. The pilot conducted a forced landing on to a rough field, causing damage to the landing gear, fuselage, and propeller. Investigation revealed a failure in the rocker gear of the number four exhaust valve.
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General details
Date: 27 February 1994 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 11:30 EST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence class: Technical 
Release date: 23 March 1994 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final  
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Jabiru Aircraft Pty Ltd 
Aircraft model: JABIRU 
Aircraft registration: VH-JQX 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Bundaberg QLD
Destination:Watts Bridge QLD
 
 
 
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