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The pilot intended to spray a cotton crop. A power line crossed the area at an oblique angle, and at the point where the aircraft passed under the wire there was a head ditch one metre high, dividing two paddocks. On the first spraying run the pilot misjudged the clearance under the wire and the mainwheels struck the top of the ditch. The aircraft remained controllable and an uneventful landing was subsequently carried out at the destination aerodrome. Damage was confined to the gear truss points and shock absorbers.

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General details
Date: 30 November 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1825  
Location:4 km North Moree Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales  
Release date: 08 January 1986  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Ayres Corporation 
Aircraft model: S2R 
Aircraft registration: VH-WBE 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Moree NSW
Departure time:1825
Destination:Moree NSW
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