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The pilot reported he had flown to the property to visit some friends. He overflew the paddock in which he intended to land at a height of 500 feet before deciding to carry out a low inspection run to determine if the surface was suitable for a landing. The pilot advised that he had seen a powerline running parallel to the direction of travel. As the aircraft passed along the paddock it struck an unseen spur line running at right angles to the main line. After severing both conductors, the aircraft was flown for a further kilometre before being landed. During the landing roll the aircraft collided with a contour bank.

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General details
Date: 12 February 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1500 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:"Eulinda Park" (12 km east of Temora) Occurrence type:Wirestrike 
State: New South Wales Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 12 March 1990 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 182 
Aircraft registration: VH-DZL 
Serial number: 18253011 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:"Glenlea" Temora NSW
Departure time:N/K
Destination:"Eulinda Park" Temora NSW
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