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The pilot reported that he encountered windshear on final approach. He had made allowance for the gusty turbulent conditions and was approaching with full power when the aircraft began to sink towards a power line which was strung across the approach path. The pilot stated that he managed to avoid the wire with the mainwheels but the tailwheel struck the wire, and arrested the forward motion of the aircraft. The aircraft then crashed to the ground from a height of about 50 feet. The pilot was aware of the presence of the wire on the approach path prior to the accident.

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General details
Date: 12 November 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 900  
Location:15 km W Charters Towers Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Wirestrike 
Release date: 03 January 1990 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Serious 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Rotec Engineering Inc 
Aircraft model: Rally 
Aircraft registration: 95-0514 
Serial number: 670037 
Type of operation: Sports Aviation 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:15 km W Charters Towers QLD
Departure time:N/A
Destination:15 km W Charters Towers QLD
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