Aviation safety investigations & reports

Wirestrike involving a Cessna Aircraft Company T188C, VH-UJN, 3km N Theodore, QLD on 13 January 1994

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot was spraying a cotton crop in light wind conditions. On the second clean-up run, although aware of the location of a powerline, the pilot could not see the wires due to spray drift contamination of the windscreen. He misjudged the pull up point, and the aircraft struck the wires with the right main landing gear. The aircraft was retarded by the wires and crashed inverted. The pilot was able to extricate himself before the aircraft was destroyed by fire.
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General details
Date: 13 January 1994   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 11:35 EST    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Wirestrike  
Release date: 29 April 1996   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Minor  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model T188C  
Aircraft registration VH-UJN  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point Theodore QLD  
Destination Theodore QLD