The glider was launched by being towed behind a motor vehicle. After the glider became airborne, the pilot signalled to the vehicle driver to slow down. The vehicle driver slowed the vehicle too quickly, the tow rope slackened and the rope drogue deployed. The tow rope then released from the glider. Because of the position of the tow rope, below the glider, the pilot did not immediately lower the nose, the glider stalled at about 15 feet agl and landed heavily.
|Date:||26 December 1984||Investigation status:||Completed|
|State:||Western Australia||Occurrence type:||Loss of control|
|Release date:||05 February 1985||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Report status:||Final||Highest injury level:||None|
|Type of operation||Gliding|
|Damage to aircraft||Substantial|
|Departure point||Narrikup WA|