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The pilot reported that a recent cyclone had blown a tree branch onto the strip. The branch was lying so that the top of one section was at least two metres above the ground. When he carried out a landing area inspection the pilot did not see the branch. He landed into the rising sun and did not sight the branch until it was too late to avoid it. The branch collided with the left wing leading edge about a third of a metre in from the tip.
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General details
Date: 23 March 1996 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 6:30 WST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 25 March 1996 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final  
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 172N 
Aircraft registration: VH-PMC 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Nulyie Station Home Strip WA
Destination:Nulyie Station Strip WA
 
 
 
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