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Jabiru engines faced new restrictions even before crash

THE Civil Aviation Safety Authority imposed redrafted restrictions on the use of Jabiru engines, such as that which powered the plane that crashed on Saturday near Woolooga.

The restrictions, imposed in response to a "high and increasing rate of engine failures," included requirements that the aircraft fly only during the day and always in locations where they can glide clear of populous areas.

CASA's new rules, introduced last December, also required that passengers and trainee pilots sign a statement saying they are aware of and accept the risk of engine failure and accept they must have "recently" completed engine failure exercises.

Gympie Times


Gympie cases defy state-wide surge in rotavirus

In the Gympie Regional Council area so far this year, there have been 13 cases of rotavirus notified.

Cases in this region are up slightly on 2016

'Use your testicles': Barnaby keeps cool in Gympie woman's ambush

Deputy Prime Minsiter Barnabay Joyce was given a fiery welcome by Widgee resident Lynlie Cross.

Deputy PM weathers tirade from angry Widgee woman.

Don't miss this great Tin Can Bay event this weekend

Lee Fishing Company deck hand Cody Mills gets a taste of the Tin Can Bay Seafood Festival.

Once a year, the good people of Tin Can Bay celebrate.

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