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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.

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General details
Date: 25 December 2008 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 0845 ESuT  
Location   (show map):25 km WNW of Leongatha Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria Occurrence type: Wirestrike 
Release date: 07 May 2009 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 172 
Aircraft registration: VH-ROO 
Serial number: 17266828 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Woodleigh, Victoria
Destination:Woodleigh, Victoria
Fatal: 1001
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Last update 14 November 2018