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The pilot attached his harness hangloops to the retaining strap instead of the keel tube. During a tight turn after takeoff the retaining strap parted due overload and the pilot plummeted onto rocks from approximately 200 feet altitude. The pilotless hang-glider flew into a tree. The retaining strap is a non structural part of the hang-glider designed to stop the hangloops sliding back along the keel tube.

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General details
Date: 16 November 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1550 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Rex Lookout 34km North-West of Cairns Occurrence type:Miscellaneous - Other 
State: Queensland Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 20 December 1989 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: Fatal 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Moyes Delta Gliders Pty Ltd 
Aircraft model: Moyes Mars Hang-glider 
Aircraft registration: N/A 
Serial number: None 
Type of operation: Sports Aviation 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Rex Lookout, QLD
Departure time:1550
Destination:Wangetti Beach, QLD
 
 
 
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