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The pilot was attempting an aerotow takeoff from a stubble covered paddock following an out-landing. During the ground roll, directional control was lost and the take off discontinued after the wing tips contacted patches of stubble. The rear fuselage fractured during an ensuing ground loop.

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General details
Date: 09 January 1991 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1920  
Location   (show map):The Rock Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 23 July 1991 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Glasflugel 
Aircraft model: 303 
Aircraft registration: VH-FQO 
Serial number: N/K 
Type of operation: Gliding 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:The Rock NSW
Departure time:N/A
Destination:Benalla Vic
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