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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 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria  
Release date: 25 September 1984  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
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
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