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The pilot was making a landing approach and intended to touch down at the threshold of the strip. The strip had recently been mown and its edges were clearly defined, however it was surrounded by long grass. Touchdown occurred short of the threshold, the left wing entered the long grass and the glider ground looped. There was no operational reason for the pilot to attempt to land at the threshold of the strip. The grass surrounding the strip was higher than the pilot anticipated.

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General details
Date: 15 February 1986 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1502  
Location:Bunyan (16 km North Cooma) Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales  
Release date: 01 August 1986 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Grob - Burkhart Flugzeugbau 
Aircraft model: G102 
Aircraft registration: VH-WVM 
Type of operation: Gliding 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Bunyan NSW
Departure time:1450
Destination:Bunyan NSW
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