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During a cross country flight the pilot became committed to an out-landing. A suitable paddock was selected, but the pilot subsequently misjudged the final approach. The aircraft touched down well into the paddock and the pilot initiated a ground loop in order to avoid a fence. The right wing dug into the ground, the fuselage lifted, and the nose struck the ground heavily.

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General details
Date: 01 January 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1630  
Location:3km NE of Walla Walla Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales  
Release date: 19 July 1990  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Glasflugel 
Aircraft model: 206 
Aircraft registration: VH-GMW 
Serial number: 15 
Type of operation: Gliding 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Benalla VIC
Departure time:1400
Destination:Benalla VIC
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