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Conditions were reported to be very hot with considerable turbulence on the approach to land. On short final the pilot twice had to lower the nose and reduce airbrake. After a larger than normal control movement on roundout the tailwheel touched first, throwing the glider on to the mainwheel which collapsed. Notification of this accident was not received until 16 November 1988 and no on-site investigation was carried out.

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General details
Date: 05 October 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1200  
Location:Gympie Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 03 February 1989 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Grob - Burkhart Flugzeugbau 
Aircraft model: G102 
Aircraft registration: VH-WQH 
Serial number: 1410 
Type of operation: Gliding 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Gympie QLD
Departure time:N/A
Destination:Gympie QLD
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