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The pilot was undertaking a cross-country flight, when a lack of thermal activity made an outlanding necessary. An open field was selected which appeared to the pilot to be covered with stubble. A normal approach was flown, but during the landing flare the right wing struck thistles which were about one metre high. The glider swung to the right and the fuselage was broken during the resulting ground loop. The accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 24 January 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1515  
Location:5 km NE of Kalangadoo Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: South Australia  
Release date: 02 May 1988  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Glasflugel 
Aircraft model: 201 
Aircraft registration: VH-GSQ 
Serial number: 138 
Type of operation: Gliding 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Millicent SA
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Millicent SA
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