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.
|Date:||09 March 1985||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Location:||2 Km West of Jondaryan|
|Release date:||15 May 1985||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Report status:||Final||Highest injury level:||None|
|Type of operation||Gliding|
|Damage to aircraft||Substantial|
|Departure point||2 Km West of Jondaryan QLD|