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The pilot had continued gliding at altitude despite deteriorating weather conditions. When he returned to the circuit he found that a strong wind was blowing. During the approach to land the pilot found that he had to hold a heading up to 45 degrees off runway heading to counter the right crosswind. After flaring to land the glider drifted and weather-cocked. It came to rest after passing through a barbed wire fence.

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General details
Date: 25 November 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1650  
Location:Boonah Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 10 October 1990 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Minor 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Glasflugel 
Aircraft model: 201 
Aircraft registration: VH-GGU 
Serial number: N/K 
Type of operation: Gliding 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Boonah QLD
Departure time:1235
Destination:Boonah QLD
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