Wirestrike Incident Cessna A188/A1 VH-KVM, Saturday 7 January 1989
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Date:Saturday 7 January 1989
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:8km NW of Chinchilla, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:8km NW of Chinchilla, QLD
Destination airport:8km NW of Chinchilla, QLD
Investigating agency: BASI
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
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.

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



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