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After one circuit and full stop landing, the pilot taxied again for runway 17 with the intention of a local flight. On the taxiway, near the aircraft parking area, a grader and a road roller were working. The pilot was fully aware of the works in progress. Nearing the grader, the pilot veered the aircraft to the left on to the grass between the taxiway and the runway. There was plenty of room. The aircraft passed the grader and continued north on the grass beside the taxiway. While taxiing at about five knots, the outboard section of the leading edge of the right wing contacted the roller's air filter. The roller was moving slowly south at the time. There were no obstructions to visibility. The pilot had misjudged the clearance between the wing and the roller.

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General details
Date: 14 January 1991 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 945  
Location   (show map):Tyabb Airfield Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria  
Release date: 15 May 1991  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 172 
Aircraft registration: VH-TST 
Serial number: 17273250 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Tyabb VIC
Departure time:0938
Destination:Tyabb VIC
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