Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna A188B-A1, VH-PQW, 12km SE of Chinchilla QLD, 6 April 1986

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot reported that during a crosswind spray run along a fence line the left wing struck a tree. Despite extensive damage to the wing the aircraft remained airborne and the pilot was able to land the aircraft at the DEPARTURE strip, some three kilometres away. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 06 April 1986   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: N/K    
Location: 12km SE of Chinchilla    
State: Queensland    
Release date: 18 November 1986   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-PQW  
Type of operation Aerial Work  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Chinchilla QLD  
Departure time N/K  
Destination Chinchilla QLD