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The pilot stated that during the flight the cloud base gradually lowered until he found himself in a valley with the cloud on the hilltops. The cloud also closed in behind the aircraft and the pilot decided to find a suitable area and land. He selected an area with some fences running through it and landed the aircraft. During the landing roll the tail section of the aircraft struck a fence post.

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General details
Date: 09 October 1987 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1005  
Location:Obi Obi (28 km WSW Maroochydore) Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland  
Release date: 17 December 1987  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 172 
Aircraft registration: VH-MSJ 
Serial number: 172-71896 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Emerald QLD
Departure time:0700
Destination:Redcliffe QLD
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