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The pilot lost control of the glider during a turn and recovery could not be effected in the height available. The probable cause of the loss of control was that buffet, induced by aileron flutter, masked the pre-stall buffet which normally provides stall warning.
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General details
Date: 22 November 1975 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1122 ESuT Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Currandooley Occurrence type:Hard landing 
State: New South Wales Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 22 February 1977 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: Fatal 
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