Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 172-D, VH-RKY, Longreach Training Area QLD, 3 July 1990

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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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    
State: Queensland    
Release date: 30 July 1990   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

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