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The pilot was carrying out his first cross country flight over unfamiliar terrain. After passing over one of his planned turning points he became concerned about the aircraft's location and decided to follow a road back towards the destination. Enroute the pilot descended the aircraft to read a road sign in an endeavour to establish his location. However, the aircraft struck a power line and subsequently collided with the ground. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 31 January 1987 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1015  
Location:7km North of Kapunda Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: South Australia Occurrence type: Wirestrike 
Release date: 04 August 1987 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Minor 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Unknown 
Aircraft model: Gemini Thruster 
Aircraft registration: Not registered 
Serial number: 250003 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Rowland Flat, 8km South of Tanunda SA
Departure time:1015
Destination:Rowland Flat SA
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