Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 172M, VH-IQY, near Adavale, Qld, 30 March 1982

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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VH-IQY was working, in conjunction with a number of stockmen on horses or motorcycles, to muster cattle some 20 km northwest of the station homestead. At about 1040 hours, the aircraft made a number of steep dives to tree-level, apparently to move cattle adjacent to a creek. After the last dive, it was observed to pullup to an estimated height of 400 feet, then stall and dive to the ground.
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General details
Date: 30 March 1982   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1040 EST    
Location: Milo Station, Adavale    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 19 July 1983   Occurrence category: Operational  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 172  
Aircraft registration VH-IQY  
Type of operation Aerial Work  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point Milo Station  
Departure time 0940  
Destination Milo Station  
Last update 13 May 2014