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Although the pilot was experienced in operating unpowered hang gliders, he had only limited exposure to powered versions. He had been conducting a short local flight, and subsequently advised that he had probably misjudged the landing flare. The aircraft struck the ground in a relatively steep nose-down attitude. The landing gear collapsed and the aircraft overturned before coming to rest on the flight strip.

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General details
Date: 05 June 1987 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1140  
Location:4 km North of Holbrook Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales  
Release date: 20 July 1987  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Serious 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: AirBorne Australia 
Aircraft model: Windsports Arrow Trike 
Aircraft registration: Not registered 
Serial number: N/K 
Type of operation: Sports Aviation 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Holbrook NSW
Departure time:1130
Destination:Holbrook NSW
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