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The pilot was attempting a Silver C distance gliding task. When an outlanding became inevitable a paddock was selected and an approach to land into wind commenced. At about 100 feet above the ground the pilot became aware that the intended landing area was not suitable. The pilot attempted to manoeuvre the aircraft to affect a safe landing but during this procedure the left wing dropped and the aircraft landed heavily while travelling sideways.

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General details
Date: 12 March 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1515 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:24km S of Toowoomba  
State: Queensland  
Release date: 06 July 1990 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Glasflugel 
Aircraft model: 206 
Aircraft registration: VH-GMQ 
Serial number: N/K 
Type of operation: Gliding 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Warwick QLD
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Warwick QLD
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