Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna C188-A1, VH-IEQ, 10 km NW of Jimbour QLD, 26 January 1985

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot commenced spraying operations before the ground markers had taken up their positions. As he approached the starting point for the first run he glanced towards the markers to check their progress towards their assigned places. The pilot then looked forward and suddenly realised he had temporarily forgotten the presence of a power line which crossed the paddock. Evasive action was taken, however the top of the rudder struck the wire and was severed. Control of the aircraft was maintained and a safe landing was subsequently made.

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General details
Date: 26 January 1985   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 900    
Location: 10 km NW of Jimbour    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Wirestrike  
Release date: 27 March 1985   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 188  
Aircraft registration VH-IEQ  
Type of operation Aerial Work  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Dalby QLD  
Departure time 0900  
Destination Dalby QLD  
Last update 13 May 2014