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The pilot was carrying out local gliding in the Bond Springs area attempting to achieve a flight time of five hours which would qualify him for a Silver C certificate. He had flown away from the vicinity of the airfield in search of lift. On returning to the airfield he became aware that he would be unable to reach the airfield and selected the only suitable area to carry out a landing. The aircraft failed to make the selected area and struck a tree during the approach, subsequently impacting the ground on the right wing and slewing through 180 degrees before coming to rest.

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General details
Date: 01 February 1987 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1548  
Location:4km SW of Bond Springs Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Northern Territory  
Release date: 18 August 1987  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Minor 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Grob - Burkhart Flugzeugbau 
Aircraft model: G102 
Aircraft registration: VH-GDZ 
Serial number: 1339 
Type of operation: Gliding 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Bond Springs NT
Departure time:1215
Destination:Bond Springs NT
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