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Deteriorating soaring conditions resulted in the pilot landing at a strip close to his intended destination. The landing was uneventful and the pilot arranged for an aero-tow launch. During the take-off roll the left wing of the glider dropped slightly and became caught in long grass. The glider veered violently to the left, became airborne for a few metres then swung to the right and left again before the pilot could release the tow. The glider sustained several cracks in the mid-fuselage area.

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General details
Date: 09 March 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1615  
Location:2 Km West of Jondaryan Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland  
Release date: 15 May 1985  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Glasflugel 
Aircraft model: 303 
Aircraft registration: VH-FQR 
Type of operation: Gliding 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:2 Km West of Jondaryan QLD
Departure time:N/A
Destination:Jondaryan QLD
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