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After landing, the pilot was manoeuvring his aircraft in the parking area when the right wingtip fuel tank collided with a parked aircraft. The fuel tank was ruptured in the collision and a small fire erupted which was quickly extinguished with portable fire extinguishers. The pilot subsequently reported that, though the area was restricted, there was sufficient room to manoeuvre but he had misjudged the distance between the two aircraft.

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General details
Date: 08 December 1998 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 8:20 ESuT  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Release date: 21 July 1999 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 310R 
Aircraft registration: VH-TDS 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Williamtown NSW
Destination:Maitland NSW
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