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The pilot was engaged in dropping sweets at a Children's Christmas party. As the pilot was completing the third run over the area at an altitude of about 50 feet, the cord on the sweet bag became tangled. The pilot diverted his attention from the operation of the aircraft as he freed the cord. The aircraft descended and the left wing struck a tree, it continued on colliding with a power line before coming to rest on the verandah of a house.

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General details
Date: 07 December 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1805 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:3km N of Bridgetown  
State: Western Australia  
Release date: 11 March 1986 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: Minor 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Thompson Aeroservices 
Aircraft model: Mustang 
Aircraft registration: Not registered 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Bridgetown WA
Departure time:1800
Destination:Bridgetown WA
 
 
 
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