Aviation safety investigations & reports

Maxair Drifter, AUF 25-0312, Wakefield (45km NNW Isisford) QLD, 12 May 1989

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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It was reported that the aircraft hit a single telephone line while on final approach. The wire was difficult to see and the poles were hidden in trees. The pilot had not known of the presence of the wire.

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General details
Date: 12 May 1989   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 800    
Location: Wakefield (45km NNW Isisford)    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Wirestrike  
Release date: 04 June 1990   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Minor  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Austflight U.L.A. Pty Ltd  
Aircraft model 503  
Aircraft registration 25-0312  
Serial number N/A  
Type of operation Sports Aviation  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Wakefield QLD  
Departure time N/K  
Destination Wakefield QLD