Wirestrike Accident Cessna 172M VH-WTG, Thursday 8 January 1998
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Date:Thursday 8 January 1998
Time:18:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172M
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-WTG
MSN: 17263182
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Category:Accident
Location:Dubbo Airport (YSDU), Dubbo, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:YSDU
Destination airport:YSDU
Investigating agency: BASI
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
During short final approach, the aircraft suddenly descended and struck powerlines, causing it to crash. Although the aircraft was destroyed, the solo student pilot was able to vacate the aircraft having only sustained minor injuries.

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: BASI
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1998/aair/199800049/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/4930139/199800049.pdf

Revision history:

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15-May-2018 13:34 Pineapple Added

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