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After a short flight in the local area the pilot made a long low final approach towards the intended landing point. During the approach the pilot temporarily forgot that powerlines crossed the flight path. The aircraft collided with the wires, which were 68 feet agl, and struck the ground in a vertical nose-down attitude about 800 metres from the landing area.

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General details
Date: 07 February 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1520  
Location:Alberton (8 km South of Yarram) Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria Occurrence type: Wirestrike 
Release date: 17 May 1985 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Serious 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: de Havilland Aircraft Pty Ltd 
Aircraft model: DH-82 
Aircraft registration: VH-BFW 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Alberton VIC
Departure time:1515
Destination:Alberton VIC
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Last update 13 May 2014