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The pilot was conducting the last run of a spraying operation. Because of the wind conditions the aircraft was displaced over the boundary fence line to achieve the desired spray coverage. The pilot was distracted by a radio call and the right mainwheel struck a fence post. Although the gear leg was torn off the pilot retained control of the aircraft and subsequently carried out a successful emergency landing at his normal base of operations.

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General details
Date: 14 March 1984 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 0930  
Location:9km NW of Condamine Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland  
Release date: 12 November 1985  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 188 
Aircraft registration: VH-KZE 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Ag Strip Near Miles QLD
Departure time:745
Destination:Departure Point
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