Aviation safety investigations & reports

Piper PA25-235, VH-MYE, 8km SE of Leongatha VIC, 29 June 1984

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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A spray run was being flown along the boundary of a paddock. One tree infringed the run and the trainee elected to apply rudder to direct the aircraft past the tree. Incorrect rudder was applied and the instructor took over but the left wing struck the tree. The instructor was able to maintain control although one metre of wing and the aileron had been torn off. He landed the aircraft in the adjoining paddock without further damage.

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General details
Date: 29 June 1984   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 845    
Location: 8km SE of Leongatha    
State: Victoria    
Release date: 25 September 1984   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model PA-25  
Aircraft registration VH-MYE  
Type of operation Flying Training  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Leongatha VIC  
Departure time 0845  
Destination Leongatha VIC  
Last update 01 April 2011