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The student was carrying out a crosswind landing under the supervision of the instructor who occupied the rear tandem seat. A witness reported that the speed of the aircraft on approach was higher than normal. The airbrakes were closed prior to the flare and the aircraft subsequently ballooned to a height of about 50 feet above the ground. The aircraft appeared to remain under control but it landed heavily and bounced back into the air. On the following touchdown one wing contacted the ground and the glider groundlooped.

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General details
Date: 26 February 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1830  
Location:Pipers Field Bathurst Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 15 June 1989 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: ICA Brasov (Intreprinderea De Constructii Aeronautice) 
Aircraft model: IS-28 
Aircraft registration: VH-CQD 
Serial number: N/K 
Type of operation: Gliding 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Pipers Field NSW
Departure time:1815
Destination:Pipers Field NSW
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