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The aircraft was on the last leg of a cross country flight when an area of sink was encountered. The pilot was forced to make a landing in a paddock. During the subsequent landing roll the aircraft struck a concealed rock which resulted in the fuselage breaking just forward of the tailplane. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 30 October 1987 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1500 DEPART  
Location:6 km W Oakey Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland  
Release date: 09 December 1987  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: PZL - Bielsko 
Aircraft model: SZD-32 
Aircraft registration: VH-GEF 
Serial number: W547 
Type of operation: Gliding 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:McCaffrey Field QLD
Departure time:N/K
Destination:McCaffrey Field QLD
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