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Witnesses reported that the glider appeared to undershoot on the approach to land and the right wingtip struck a bush about 100 metres short of the threshold. The aircraft groundlooped through 180 degrees. A member of the Gliding Federation of Australia National Executive reported that this was one of a series of undershoot incidents at the same club and considers that the type of circuit flown at the field could contribute to the undershoots. He considered that the quality of supervision of the Club's operations is therefore probably a contributing factor.

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General details
Date: 14 October 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1400  
Location:Bond Springs Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Northern Territory  
Release date: 13 March 1990 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Gulfstream Aerospace Corp 
Aircraft model: IS-29 
Aircraft registration: VH-GWC 
Serial number: N/K 
Type of operation: Gliding 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Bond Springs NT
Destination:Bond Springs NT
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