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The ATSB is investigating the wirestrike and collision with terrain involving a Cessna 172RG aircraft, registered VH-LCZ, at Parafield Airport, South Australia, on 3 July 2018.

On landing, the aircraft struck a wire and collided with the ground resulting in substantial damage to the aircraft. The pilot, the only person on board, received minor injuries.

As part of the investigation, the ATSB will interview the pilot and gather additional information as required.

A final report will be released at the end of the investigation.

Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify those affected and seek safety action to address the issue.

General details
Date: 03 July 2018 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 18:00 CST Investigation phase: Final report: External review 
Location   (show map):Parafield Airport Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: South Australia Occurrence type: Wirestrike 
 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Accident 
Anticipated completion: 4th Quarter 2018 Highest injury level: Minor 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 172RG 
Aircraft registration: YH-LCZ 
Serial number: 172RG0578 
Type of operation: Private 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Destination:Parafield, South Australia
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Last update 14 November 2018