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The pilot reported that the engine stopped following the failure of the ignition coil. During the subsequent approach to land, the aircraft struck a powerline before impacting the ground heavily. The pilot received a fractured vertebrae. One landing gear leg and the wooden propeller of the aircraft were damaged. The pilot stated that the powerline was difficult to see against the backdrop of the rolling hills, and that the supporting poles were situated one and a half kilometres apart and hidden behind the terrain.

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General details
Date: 10 July 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: N/K  
Location:Mount Larcom Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland  
Release date: 01 November 1988  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Serious 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Austflight U.L.A. Pty Ltd 
Aircraft model: 582 
Aircraft registration: 25-2020 
Serial number: N/A 
Type of operation: Sports Aviation 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Mount Larcom QLD
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Mount Larcom QLD
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