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The pilot had been ridge-flying not far from the glider field, along a range of hills oriented north/south. The coastline was located just west of the range of hills, and a north-westerly wind was providing good lift along the ridge. When a sea breeze developed, the wind changed to a south-easterly and the pilot was unable to maintain altitude or reach the glider field. During the subsequent outlanding the glider sustained damage when the pilot induced a ground loop to avoid striking a fence.

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General details
Date: 10 January 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1930 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:49 km WSW Clare Occurrence type:Loss of control 
State: South Australia Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 14 March 1988 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Scheibe Flugzeugbau GmbH 
Aircraft model: Bergfalke  
Aircraft registration: VH-GZM 
Serial number: N/K 
Type of operation: Gliding 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Lochiel SA
Departure time:1900
Destination:Lochiel SA
 
 
 
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