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SSF Report: April and May Gliding Accidents

While April was a pretty good month with only one glider accident resulting in no injury, May saw 8 glider accidents resulting in one minor injury and one fatality. Five of the accidents were due to landing short, two during takeoff, and one premature termination of tow. May 21st and 22nd saw gliders land short and impact barbed-wire fences. One uninjured and the other fatal. Two of the accidents involved solo students and one land short was a dual instruction flight. One land short accident involved a spin from pattern altitude, recovery from the spin, and a maneuver to avoid wires. For more information read the NTSB preliminary reports on the Soaring Safety Foundation web site at SSF Information.

Posted: 6/6/2000 By: General News


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