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During the flight from Cooma the pilot experienced complete communication and radio navigation aid failures. Deteriorating weather forced the pilot to fly at 500 feet above the mountainous terrain, resulting in him becoming unsure of his position. The pilot later re-established his position, but the weather deteriorated further with the onset of heavy rain, severe turbulence and reduced visibility. The pilot decided to make a precautionary landing in a paddock. Soon after touchdown he saw a fence running across the landing path. He made a go-around but clipped the fence. A short time later while still coping with low cloud, rain and reduced visibility, he located an airfield and landed.

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General details
Date: 25 September 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1200  
Location:Kilcunda Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria  
Release date: 11 December 1990  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 36 
Aircraft registration: VH-FWZ 
Serial number: E123 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Cooma NSW
Departure time:0945
Destination:Moorabbin VIC
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