Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 172, VH-TCB, Moonera Homestead WA, 31 March 1985

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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After encountering navigational difficulties, the pilot became concerned that he may not reach his destination before last light. He decided to land on a road near a homestead. While the aircraft was being taxied after landing, the pilot misjudged the distance from a metal pole and the right wing struck the pole.

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General details
Date: 31 March 1985   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1730    
Location: Moonera Homestead    
State: Western Australia    
Release date: 23 July 1985   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 172  
Aircraft registration VH-TCB  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Kalgoorlie WA  
Departure time 1443  
Destination Caiguna WA