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The aircraft was flown to the training area for revision exercises, which included simulated forced landings. After satisfactorily completing a number of exercises, including one forced landing, the student climbed the aircraft to 3,000 feet where the instructor again closed the throttle to simulate an engine failure. The student selected a field and established a flight pattern for a landing into wind. The instructor states that he believed that the field selected was of marginal length and he decided to allow the approach to continue to below the normal break-off height so that the student could appreciate this fact. Neither pilot observed during descent that two electricity supply lines crossed the flight path at approximately a sixty degree angle. The wires were first seen by the student when about ten feet away and just as the instructor was about to call "go-around". The aircraft struck the wires and came to rest In the field on its landing gear.

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General details
Date: 10 July 1969 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1720 EST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Gilgandra Occurrence type:Wirestrike 
State: New South Wales Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 05 December 1969 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 150 
Aircraft registration: VH-KVQ 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Gilgandra
Departure time:1650
Destination:Gilgandra
 
 
 
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