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The pilot was undertaking a solo navigation exercise prior to a flight test for the removal of area restrictions on his licence. About 20 minutes after DEPARTURE the engine commenced to run roughly, and the pilot diverted towards a suitable aerodrome. However, the engine performance deteriorated and the pilot elected to carry out a precautionary landing in a paddock. Towards the end of the landing roll the aircraft collided with a fence. Initial investigation revealed a broken rocker arm on one of the engine cylinders.

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General details
Date: 15 March 1987 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1540  
Location:3 km NNW Fyansford Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria  
Release date: 25 March 1987  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 172 
Aircraft registration: VH-KWV 
Serial number: 172-55097 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Moorooduc VIC
Departure time:1540
Destination:Lovely Banks VIC
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