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During an aero-tow take-off in gusting wind conditions, the pilot lost control of the aircraft after the right wing dropped and dragged on the ground. The glider pilot released the tow rope and attempted to regain directional control to avoid a collision with the boundary fence. He applied ful flap and ground looped the glider. However, as the aircraft swung, the tail and the trailing edge of the left wing struck the fence.
General details
Date: 31 December 1994 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 14:45 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Collision with terrain 
Release date: 15 February 1995 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Minor 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Monnett Experimental Aircraft Inc 
Aircraft model: Monerai 
Aircraft registration: VH-XOY 
Sector: Other 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Warwick QLD
Destination:Warwick QLD
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