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It was reported that the flight proceeded normally until during the flare. The glider was lined up with the strip, but during the hold-off it drifted to the right and touched down on the edge of the marked, 50 metre wide strip. The landing roll continued off the runway and the starboard wing struck a tree 20 metres from the edge of the strip. The landing was conducted in 4 to 8 knot crosswind conditions. During the hold-off the student pilot applied excessive rudder when aligning the aircraft with the strip prior to touchdown.

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General details
Date: 09 December 1984 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1355  
Location:Monarto Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: South Australia Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 03 May 1985 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Let National Corporation 
Aircraft model: Blanik 
Aircraft registration: VH-GIK 
Type of operation: Gliding 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Monarto SA
Departure time:1355
Destination:Monarto SA
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