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During the initial climb of an aerotow launch, the glider experienced strong sink. The pilot released from the tow, but the sink persisted. The pilot attempted to return to the aerodrome, and continued with this attempt beyond the point where a safe outlanding could be made. A straight-in approach was made to a paddock, where shortly after touchdown the aircraft collided with a ditch and a fence.

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General details
Date: 30 January 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1315  
Location:2 km NW of Forbes Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales  
Release date: 01 March 1988  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Rolladen-Schneider Flugzeugbau GmbH 
Aircraft model: LS4 
Aircraft registration: VH-GXP 
Serial number: 4258 
Type of operation: Gliding 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Forbes NSW
Departure time:1310
Destination:Forbes NSW
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