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During the approach the pilot became aware that the aircraft was going to undershoot the intended landing area. He adjusted the approach, however, the aircraft landed short of the aerodrome in a cultivated field and struck an earth bank. Witnesses reports indicate that the air brakes had been deployed prior to the glider turning final. It is possible that the pilot was distracted by the other aircraft and forgot that the air brakes had been deployed during the approach. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 24 January 1987 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1445  
Location:Kingaroy Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland  
Release date: 27 May 1987 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Minor 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Schempp-Hirth Flugzeugbau GmbH 
Aircraft model: Cirrus 
Aircraft registration: VH-GGC 
Type of operation: Gliding 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Kingaroy QLD
Departure time:1230
Destination:Kingaroy QLD
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