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The pilot was completing the pre-takeoff checklist as he taxied the aircraft for takeoff. A passenger drew the pilot's attention to an approaching tree however despite heavy braking the aircraft's wing collided with the tree.

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General details
Date: 25 July 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 820  
Location:Mt Augustus Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Western Australia  
Release date: 30 July 1990  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-28 
Aircraft registration: VH-TVO 
Serial number: 28-7716108 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Mt Augustus WA
Departure time:N/A
Destination:Mt Augustus WA
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