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The pilot stated that he was conducting low flying practice for fence inspection when the left wing hit a tree. The aircraft returned for an uneventful landing at Longreach. The wing leading edge outboard of the strut was badly dented and the rear spar was creased. The pilot considered that he misjudged his height whilst conducting a left turn.

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General details
Date: 03 July 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1730  
Location:Longreach Training Area Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland  
Release date: 30 July 1990  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 172 
Aircraft registration: VH-RKY 
Serial number: 17249699 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Longreach QLD
Departure time:N/A
Destination:Longreach QLD
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