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After about four hours flying, the pilot decided to return to Corryong to land. Because the aircraft was too low he tracked towards a valley in an attempt to find lift. The attempt was unsuccessful and the pilot selected a sloping area on which to carry out an outlanding. Shortly after touchdown one wing struck a small bush and the aircraft groundlooped. The pilot was inexperienced in mountain soaring. He had been operating in the vicinity of a suitable landing area, but left this area with insufficient altitude available to glide to the next suitable landing area.

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General details
Date: 02 November 1987 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1600  
Location:45 km E Corryong Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales  
Release date: 11 March 1988  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Glasflugel 
Aircraft model: 303 
Aircraft registration: VH-GML 
Serial number: 8 
Type of operation: Gliding 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Corryong NSW
Departure time:1200
Destination:Corryong NSW
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