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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 220055
 
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Date:20-OCT-1989
Time:10:20
Type:Quicksilver Eipper MX
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: 10-0925
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Mandurah Estuary, WA -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Mandurah Estuary, WA
Destination airport:Mandurah Estuary, WA
Investigating agency: BASI
Confidence Rating:
Narrative:
The pilot purchased the aircraft the week prior to the accident. He had no aeronautical experience prior to the acquisition and had not undertaken any form of training for ultralight flying. Whilst conducting taxi tests with the control column all the way aft to feel the effects of the controls, the aircraft became airborne with less than full power set. After liftoff, the airspeed declined rapidly in which the aircraft became uncontrollable and dived into the estuary. It is a requirement of the regulations covering the piloting of ultralight aircraft that before acting as pilot-in-command of an aircraft that the pilot undergoes specified training. This accident was not the subject of a formal on-scene investigation.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1989/aair/aair198900258/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/27026/aair198900258.pdf

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

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