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Spray runs were being carried out under a power line when the aircraft cable deflector struck the line. The cable rode up the cable deflector and severed the top of the rudder from the aircraft. The aircraft was landed in a paddock without further damage.

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General details
Date: 09 March 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: U/K  
Location:Gundagai Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Wirestrike 
Release date: 20 May 1985 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 188 
Aircraft registration: VH-PLU 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Tumut NSW
Departure time:U/K
Destination:Tumut NSW
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