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The pilot was competing in a cross country gliding competition when it became apparent to him that an outlanding would be necessary. He then positioned the glider to carry out a circuit for a landing in a paddock. After turning the aircraft onto final approach and deploying full airbrake, the pilot noticed that the indicated airspeed had greatly reduced. He then attempted to close the airbrake but the nose of the aircraft dropped and struck the ground. The aircraft bounced on impact and came to rest 17 metres beyond the initial point of impact.

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General details
Date: 22 November 1986 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: N/K Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:5km North of Bordertown Occurrence type:Hard landing 
State: South Australia Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 23 June 1987 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Glasflugel 
Aircraft model: 201 
Aircraft registration: VH-GYN 
Type of operation: Gliding 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Bordertown SA
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Bordertown SA
 
 
 
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