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The pilot was spraying a banana crop, and swath runs had been conducted over a wire and some trees at one end of the field. On this particular run the pilot realised he was too low, and he attempted to fly under the wire. The left wing root was dented by contact with a tree and the wingtip was torn off by the wire. The aircraft remained under control and the pilot was able to effect a safe landing at his intended destination.

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General details
Date: 15 June 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 915  
Location:11 kms West of Innisfail Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland  
Release date: 08 August 1988  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 188 
Aircraft registration: VH-UDP 
Serial number: 18803247T 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Innisfail QLD
Departure time:N/A
Destination:Innisfail QLD
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