Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna A188B-A1, VH-UDP, 11 kms West of Innisfail QLD, 15 June 1988

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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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    
State: Queensland    
Release date: 08 August 1988   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

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