Investigation number
198903749
Occurrence date
Location
8 kilometres NW of Chinchilla
Report release date
Report status
Final
Investigation type
Occurrence Investigation
Investigation status
Completed
Aviation occurrence type
Wirestrike
Occurrence category
Accident
Highest injury level
None

The pilot reported that during the initial run over a treatment area, the aircraft struck a power line. The wire deflector folded on impact, allowing the wire to slip between the fin and rudder. The mass balance and the top of the rudder were torn off, but the pilot was able to maintain control and carry out a safe landing.

Aircraft Details
Departure point
8 km NW Chinchilla QLD
Destination
8 km NW Chinchilla QLD
Model
188
Serial number
N/K
Registration
Vh-KVM
Operation type
Aerial Work
Damage
Substantial
Manufacturer
Cessna Aircraft Company
Departure time
N/K