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The pilot was engaged in a mustering operation on his own property. During the operation he saw a truck departing from the property. He had an urgent messsage for the driver, so he elected to land on a road near the truck's route which he knew was suitable as a landing area. During the landing roll the left wing hit a steel pole which was off the edge of the road. The pilot did not see the pole because he was landing to the East and the rising sun was in his eyes.

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General details
Date: 13 December 1987 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 705 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:1 km West of Mt Narryer Station Occurrence type:Collision with terrain 
State: Western Australia Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 24 March 1988 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 150 
Aircraft registration: VH-EKP 
Serial number: 15073004 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Mt Narryer Station WA
Departure time:0545
Destination:Mt Narryer Station WA
 
 
 
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