Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna A188B-A1, VH-IEQ, Arubial Lagoon 26 km SW of Miles QLD, 8 November 1984

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot commenced the take-off run while the vehicle was being driven along the left side of the strip. He stated that just after becoming airborne, he had been distracted by some movement to his left. As he looked to the front again, the left main wheel of the aircraft struck a drum on the vehicle and then the vehicle cabin. The aircraft was subsequently landed at the pilot's base strip. It was calculated that the aircraft should have become airborne after a ground roll of about 170 metres. This should have allowed it to be well clear of the vehicle, which at impact was some 640 metres along the strip. The pilot employed an incorrect take-off technique after lift-off which reduced the climb performance of the aircraft.

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General details
Date: 08 November 1984   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: N/A    
Location: Arubial Lagoon 26 km SW of Miles    
State: Queensland    
Release date: 22 April 1985   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Minor  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 188  
Aircraft registration VH-IEQ  
Type of operation Aerial Work  
Damage to aircraft Minor  
Departure point Arubial Lagoon QLD  
Departure time N/A  
Destination Dalby QLD  
Last update 01 April 2011