On 25 December 2008, at about 0845 Eastern Daylight-saving Time, a Cessna Aircraft Company 172M aircraft, registered VH-ROO, struck a powerline that was located on a property at Kernot, 25 km north-west of Leongatha Aerodrome, Vic.
The aircraft impacted the ground about 100 m from the powerline and caught fire. The pilot, who was the sole occupant, was fatally injured.
Examination of the wreckage did not identify any mechanical defects that would have affected the safe operation of the aircraft.
|Date:||25 December 2008||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Time:||0845 ESuT||Investigation level:||Complex - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||25 km WNW of Leongatha|
|Release date:||07 May 2009||Occurrence class:||Operational|
|Report status:||Final||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Highest injury level:||Fatal|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Cessna Aircraft Company|
|Type of operation||Private|
|Damage to aircraft||Destroyed|
|Departure point||Woodleigh, Victoria|