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During a spray run which involved flight beneath a power line, the pilot lost sight of the supporting poles and assumed he had passed the cable. A pull up was initiated but the fin and rudder struck the cable, which tore about 15 cm from both surfaces. The aircraft remained controllable and a safe landing was subsequently carried out.

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General details
Date: 23 August 1984 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1400  
Location:57 km SE Dubbo Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Wirestrike 
Release date: 06 March 1985 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 188 
Aircraft registration: VH-EVV 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:57 km SE Dubbo NSW
Departure time:N/K
Destination:57 km SE Dubbo NSW
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Last update 13 May 2014