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The pilot was a member of the RAAF Richmond Gliding Club and was attending a camp, held annually by the club at various locations in western New South Wales, to gain experience at cross-country gliding.

Examination found no evidence of mechanical defect or malfunction which might have contributed to the accident. There was no evidence of pilot incapacitation.

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General details
Date: 04 January 1982 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1350 ESuT  
Location:6 km north of Leeton Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 19 July 1983 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Operational 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
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