Aviation safety investigations & reports

Piper PA30 Twin Comanche, VH-TOD, 24 Km ENE Hay NSW, 3 May 1985

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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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    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Wirestrike  
Release date: 29 July 1985   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

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