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A truck belonging to the pilot's company became bogged on the Normanton - Dunbar road. It was on its way to Rutland with materials needed at the property before the rain closed the road until the end of the Wet Season. A Carpenteria Shire grader was available to move the truck and two others also bogged. Unfortunately the grader had two flat tyres and no spares were available on site. Because of threatening rain the pilot offered to fly the grader driver to his camp to pick up some serviceable tubes. After locating the camp the pilot selected a stretch of road which after an aerial inspection appeared suitable for landing. Towards the end of the landing roll the aircraft veered left slightly under braking forces and the left wing tip struck a dead sapling not seen by the pilot during the aerial inspection.

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General details
Date: 09 November 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1530  
Location:35km SSW of Dunbar Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 28 February 1989 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 210 
Aircraft registration: VH-DIH 
Serial number: P210-00017 
Type of operation: Business 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:80km SSW of Dunbar QLD
Departure time:1520
Destination:35km SSW of Dunbar QLD
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