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The aircraft was being flown at about 200 feet above ground level in a left turn while the pilot was attempting to locate some sheep. The pilot reported that the aircraft stalled and that during the recovery it struck a bush. This resulted in damage to the right mainplane, right wing strut, right horizontal stabiliser and the brake lines on both mainwheels. The pilot was able to maintain control of the aircraft and land at a nearby airstrip. The pilots attention was diverted from the operation of the aircraft whilst he searched for the sheep and directed the ground party. He had been working long hours and was only obtaining about 4 hours sleep each night and considered that fatigue was a factor in his allowing the airspeed to decay unnoticed.

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General details
Date: 15 June 1986 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 630 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Wondagee Station(150km NE of Carnarvon) Occurrence type:Loss of control 
State: Western Australia Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 13 May 1987 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 150 
Aircraft registration: VH-EIS 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Wondagee Station WA
Departure time:0630
Destination:Wondagee Station WA
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