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At the completion of a cross country flight, the pilot attempted an out landing on a cleared area about 1 kilometre north of the aerodrome boundary. The approach path was in a southerly direction and took the glider between two large hangars, which were off the aerodrome. Powerlines which the pilot did not see, ran east west beside a road between the hangars and the outlanding field. The glider collided with these powerlines, separating the tailplane from the fuselage and the canopy was shattered.

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General details
Date: 16 February 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1920  
Location:1 km north of Tocumwal Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Wirestrike 
Release date: 24 April 1990 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Glasflugel 
Aircraft model: 301 
Aircraft registration: VH-GIR 
Serial number: N/K 
Type of operation: Gliding 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Tocumwal NSW
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Tocumwal NSW
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