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The pilot elected to conduct the flight at a very low height above the ground. The aircraft collided with power lines, which severed the top 10 centimetres of the rudder. Control of the aircraft was maintained and a safe landing was made at the intended destination.

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General details
Date: 03 May 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1635 (Aprx)  
Location:24 Km ENE Hay Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Wirestrike 
Release date: 29 July 1985 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-30 
Aircraft registration: VH-TOD 
Type of operation: Charter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Hay NSW
Departure time:1635 (Aprx)
Destination:Griffith NSW
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