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The glider was being winch launched. On the initial climb at a height of about 300 feet the winch cable failed. The pilot made a modified circuit, with the base leg half way along the strip. Touchdown was well into the strip. The pilot realised the glider would hit the fence at the end of the strip so he attempted to lift it over the fence. The glider came down on top of the fence, catching the left wing. It then swung left and the right wing hit a tree. Significant Factors The following factors were considered relevant to the development of the accident: 1. Winch cable failure. 2. Insufficient altitude after the winch cable failure to ensure a successful circuit and landing.
 
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