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After encountering navigational difficulties, the pilot became concerned that he may not reach his destination before last light. He decided to land on a road near a homestead. While the aircraft was being taxied after landing, the pilot misjudged the distance from a metal pole and the right wing struck the pole.

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General details
Date: 31 March 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1730  
Location:Moonera Homestead Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Western Australia  
Release date: 23 July 1985  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 172 
Aircraft registration: VH-TCB 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Kalgoorlie WA
Departure time:1443
Destination:Caiguna WA
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