Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna A188B-A1, VH-WJR, Icy Creek VIC, 8 February 1984

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot intended to spray several crops in the same general area and noted that the first crop had power line obstructions. The spraying of this crop was completed except for clean-up runs and the pilot returned to carry out these runs after treating the other crops. On the first run the pilot passed abeam a power pole and thought he had flown under both power lines. However, as he began to pull up at the end of the crop the pilot saw a power line ahead and was unable to prevent the aircraft colliding with it. The aircraft remained controllable and the pilot made a normal landing at the destination strip.

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General details
Date: 08 February 1984   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1130    
Location: Icy Creek    
State: Victoria   Occurrence type: Wirestrike  
Release date: 21 September 1984   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-WJR  
Type of operation Aerial Work  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Nar Nar Goon VIC  
Departure time 1045  
Destination Departure Point  
Last update 13 May 2014