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The pilot was spraying a paddock that he had sprayed three weeks previously. As some light rain was approaching, the pilot restricted his flight check of the paddock to one quick circuit. He did not notice the set of wires outside the spray paddock, and did not remember them from the previous application. The pilot completed the first spray run and pulled up to set himself for the second pass. Whilst pulling up, he looked back to check the spray coming from the hopper. The aircraft was approximately half way through its pull up when contact was made with the wires. The aircraft crashed a short distance from the wires.

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General details
Date: 03 September 1994 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 15:00 WST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Collision with terrain 
Release date: 21 September 1994 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Minor 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: A188B/A1 
Aircraft registration: VH-EJT 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:8 km NW Tambellup WA
Destination:Gnowangerup WA
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