Aviation safety investigations & reports

Austflight Drifter A503, Not Registered, Boonah QLD, 2 January 1988

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


Download Final Report
[Download  PDF: 22KB]

After conducting general flying for about 45 minutes the occupants returned to conduct circuit practice. During take-off after the third stop-and-go landing, an engine power loss occurred. The pilot lowered the nose of the aircraft rapidly but was unable to prevent a collision with the ground and a barbed wire fence. No positive cause for the engine failure was established, however the method of restraining the fuel lines to the aircraft structure was not in accordance with normal engineering practice, and could have restricted fuel flow to the engine. The pilot involved in this accident adhered to a directive issued by the industrial organisation of which he is a member and did not provide any information to assist in the investigation.

Download Final Report
[Download  PDF: 22KB]
General details
Date: 02 January 1988   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1710    
Location: Boonah    
State: Queensland    
Release date: 18 January 1988   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Serious  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Unknown  
Aircraft model Austflight Drifter A503  
Aircraft registration Not registered  
Serial number 25-0188  
Type of operation Sports Aviation  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point Boonah QLD  
Departure time 1709  
Destination Boonah QLD