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The aircraft was being flown between 500 and 1000 feet agl at 60 knots with 20 degree of flap. A mob of sheep was spotted and the pilot turned right to keep them in sight. The stall warning sounded and the pilot noticed a lack of elevator control but did not associate this with a stall. Descent continued while the pilot was engrossed in the elevator problem until the aircraft struck trees in its path. A major portion of the right wing was severed and the aircraft came to rest on its side.

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General details
Date: 22 January 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 0600 Approx. Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:"Bullamon Plains" Property, 47 km N of Mungindi Occurrence type:Loss of control 
State: Queensland Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 25 March 1985 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: Minor 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 182 
Aircraft registration: VH-EKH 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Bullamon Plains QLD
Departure time:515
Destination:Bullamon Plains QLD
 
 
 
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