Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 172-N, VH-MSJ, Obi Obi (28 km WSW Maroochydore) QLD, 9 October 1987

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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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)    
State: Queensland    
Release date: 17 December 1987   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

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