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The glider was being winch launched. The launch was normal until the glider reached an altitude of about 70 feet above the strip when the winch cable went slack. The aircraft was levelled before commencing a descent and the landing flare was initiated at about 10 feet above the strip. The aircraft then stalled, landed heavily and bounced. The wheel collapsed during the landing roll. The winch engine failed during the launch due to an ignition problem.

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General details
Date: 27 July 1986 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1100 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Elliott River, 28km SW of Bundaberg Occurrence type:Hard landing 
State: Queensland Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 01 May 1987 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: Serious 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Grob - Burkhart Flugzeugbau 
Aircraft model: G103 
Aircraft registration: VH-IKV 
Type of operation: Gliding 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Elliott River QLD
Departure time:N/A
Destination:Elliott River QLD
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