Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna A188B-A1, VH-SHK, Merriendi, 20 km N of Boggabri NSW, 2 March 1984

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Status: Completed
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Just after lift-off for spraying operations the aircraft sank back to the ground and drifted to the left. The pilot dumped the load but the aircraft became entangled in a fence running along the left side of the strip. The pilot stated that at a height of about 20 feet the aircraft appeared to encounter a wind gust from the right rear quarter. The aircraft was heavily laden and the pilot had been unable to regain full control before the collision with the fence.

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General details
Date: 02 March 1984   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: N/A    
Location: Merriendi, 20 km N of Boggabri    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 03 January 1985   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 188  
Aircraft registration VH-SHK  
Type of operation Aerial Work  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Merriendi NSW  
Departure time N/A  
Destination Merriendi NSW  
Last update 13 May 2014