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The pilot reported that he had been to Calowie Yard on a number of previous occasions and this time he carried out a circuit and an approach into the sun. As the pilot rotated the aircraft for landing it collided with a fence. The landing was completed without further incident. The pilot had mistaken a graded fence line for the airstrip and the glare from the sun had prevented him from sighting the fence prior to the collision.

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General details
Date: 02 August 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 750  
Location:Inverway Station (Calowie Yard) Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Northern Territory  
Release date: 28 September 1990  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 172 
Aircraft registration: VH-SZS 
Serial number: 17267537 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Inverway Station NT
Departure time:730
Destination:Calowie Yard NT
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