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The pilot was taking part in a course designed to teach the techniques and practices of cross-country flying. He had been briefed to conduct a local soaring flight, but elected to carry out a cross-country exercise. An outlanding became necessary, however the pilot misjudged the approach to the selected paddock. The glider collided with trees and a power line at the upwind end of the paddock. The pilot had failed a previous cross-country check flight, and had been specifically briefed not to conduct flights away from the local area until he had received additional instruction. He declined to provide reasons for attempting the subject flight.

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General details
Date: 10 November 1987 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1530  
Location:3 km NNW of Finley Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales  
Release date: 12 February 1988  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Let National Corporation 
Aircraft model: Blanik 
Aircraft registration: VH-GXA 
Serial number: N/K 
Type of operation: Gliding 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Tocumwal NSW
Departure time:1445 approx
Destination:Tocumwal NSW
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