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A number of people in three aircraft intended to fly to Bellalie. Two of the pilots knew the area well and briefed the pilot of the subject aircraft. He was told to avoid a wet patch on the landing area but that there was sufficient distance remaining to land beyond that area. The other two aircraft departed some time before the subject aircraft. On arrival in the area the pilot could not distinguish the wet area as there was considerable growth due to the recent rain. He saw a road beside the landing area and elected to land on the road. A fence ran parallel to this road, with trees beyond. Towards the end of the landing roll the left wing hit a mulga bush. The pilot had not noticed the bush, as it blended in with the trees behind. He reported that he is short sighted and was not wearing his glasses at the time. This accident was not the subject of an on-scene investigation.

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General details
Date: 18 April 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 0730 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Bellalie Station (125 km SW of Quilpie)  
State: Queensland  
Release date: 22 June 1988 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 172 
Aircraft registration: VH-JAC 
Serial number: 172RG1008 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Mt Margaret Station QLD
Departure time:700
Destination:Bellalie Station QLD
 
 
 
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