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.
|Date:||21 August 1990||Investigation status:||Completed|
|State:||Queensland||Occurrence type:||Loss of control|
|Release date:||14 September 1990||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Report status:||Final||Highest injury level:||Minor|
|Type of operation||Gliding|
|Damage to aircraft||Substantial|
|Departure point||Gympie QLD|