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The pilot reported losing thermal activity during the return leg of a cross-country task. On descending to 2000 feet above ground level, she elected to carry out an outlanding and selected a field. The pilot reported experiencing difficulty on maintaining wings level on final approach. The glider apparently struck the ground with the left wingtip during the attempted landing and spun through 180 degrees, sustaining substantial damage. A site inspection of the ground marks and wreckage trail by the club Chief Flying Instructor indicated that the landing had apparently been carried out downwind.

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General details
Date: 28 January 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1717 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:1 km S Waikerie Occurrence type:Loss of control 
State: South Australia Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 28 February 1990 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Grob - Burkhart Flugzeugbau 
Aircraft model: G102 
Aircraft registration: VH-IKH 
Serial number: N/K 
Type of operation: Gliding 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Waikerie SA
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Waikerie SA
 
 
 
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