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Because of deteriorating lift conditions, the pilot elected to make an outlanding. The paddock selected had been recently ploughed and the surface was soft. Almost immediately after touchdown the glider yawed, then groundlooped through 90 degrees, resulting in a compression fracture of the fuselage. It was likely that the glider had been affected by a sudden wind gust shortly after touchdown, and the pilot had been unable to maintain directional control.

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General details
Date: 10 October 1986 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1350  
Location:5 km West Wyreema Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 15 January 1987 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Glasflugel 
Aircraft model: 201 
Aircraft registration: VH-GCP 
Type of operation: Gliding 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Jondaryan QLD
Departure time:1150 approx
Destination:Jondaryan QLD
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