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The aircraft was taking off towards the north-west for a wing walking demonstration. At a height of about 150 feet the engine lost power. The aircraft entered a spin to the left and crashed onto the airfield; bursting into flames on impact. The weather was cavok, with wind from the north-west at 5-10 kts.

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General details
Date: 01 May 1994 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1355 EST  
Location   (show map):Luskintyre  Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Fuel starvation 
Release date: 18 July 1996 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: de Havilland Aircraft Pty Ltd 
Aircraft model: DH-82 
Aircraft registration: VH-UNA 
Serial number: A17-610 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Luskintyre NSW
Departure time:1355 EST
Destination:Luskintyre NSW
Crew details
RoleClass of licenceHours on typeHours total
Fatal: 2002
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Last update 13 May 2014