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The glider had climbed to about 200 feet AGL during a winch launch when the cable snapped. The pilot failed to lower the nose fast enough to gain flying speed allowing the glider to stall and spin into the ground.
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General details
Date: 11 December 1994 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1516 CSuT  
Location   (show map):Barmera Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: South Australia Occurrence type: Collision with terrain 
Release date: 21 March 1996 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Edmund Schneider Limited 
Aircraft model: KA 6 
Aircraft registration: VH-GHA 
Type of operation: Gliding 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Fatal: 1001
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