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The pilot had calculated he would arrive at his destination five minutes before last light. Ten minutes before last light he realised the light was fading, so decided to land at a property airstrip he could see below. During the landing roll the left wing of the aircraft struck the star pickets of a barbed wire fence. The aircraft yawed to the left and the right maingear collapsed. The pilot had not seen the fence until it was struck by the left wing.
 
General details
Date: 25 October 1993 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 19:00 CST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type:Forced/precautionary landing 
Release date: 14 June 1994 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final  
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Bushby Aircraft Inc 
Aircraft model: MM-II 
Aircraft registration: VH-HSK 
Serial number: N119 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Alice Springs NT
Destination:Barrow Creek NT
 
 
 
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