Aviation safety investigations & reports

Wirestrike Resurgam MK I, Cheepie QLD, 18 August 1984

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The aircraft had been brought to Cheepie by the owner, who was attending a "fly-in". It was lent to the pilot so that he could carry out circuits. The first take-off was to the north, and about three circuits were completed, with landings into the south, before the pilot decided to make the final landing into the north. On final approach, the aircraft struck telephone wires, nosed over and landed inverted. The wires were about six metres above ground level and the pilot had not been aware of their existence before the accident.

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General details
Date: 18 August 1984   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1140    
Location: Cheepie    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Wirestrike  
Release date: 11 December 1985   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Serious  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer G.D. Bedson  
Aircraft model Resurgam MK I  
Type of operation Sports Aviation  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point Cheepie QLD  
Departure time 1120  
Destination Cheepie QLD  
Last update 13 May 2014