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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 219421
Last updated: 14 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna A188/A1
Registration: VH-KVM
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:5km NE of MacAlister, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:5km NE of MacAlister, QLD
Destination airport:5km NE of MacAlister, QLD
Investigating agency: BASI
The pilot reported that a single power line was strung diagonally across the treatment area. A number of runs had been conducted under the wire. At about the mid-span of the wire between the supporting poles, the aircraft struck the wire. The wire deflector failed, allowing the wire to slip between the fin and rudder. The mass balance and the top of the rudder were severed, but the pilot maintained control and subsequently landed without further incident. The aircraft was involved in an identical incident near Chinchilla four days earlier.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

13-Dec-2018 14:37 Pineapple Added

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