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The glider was lined up short of the normal launch point. During the winch launch the wing-walker apparently released the into wind wing early. The wing dropped and the glider veered into the gusting crosswind. The pilot abandoned the launch however the glider continued to weathercock and ran into the retrieval vehicle before being brought to a halt.

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General details
Date: 21 August 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1145 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Gympie Occurrence type:Loss of control 
State: Queensland Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 14 September 1990 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: Minor 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Glasflugel 
Aircraft model: 201 
Aircraft registration: VH-GCP 
Serial number: 455 
Type of operation: Gliding 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Gympie QLD
Departure time:N/A
Destination:Gympie QLD
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