NTSB Identification: FTW95LA305.
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Accident occurred Saturday, July 15, 1995 in DURANGO, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/13/1995
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS 126B, registration: N8611R
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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WHILE ON A STUDENT SOLO TRAINING FLIGHT, THE PILOT COULD NOT FIND AREAS OF LIFT AND MADE A LANDING IN THE ONLY AVAILABLE FIELD. DURING LANDING ROLL, THE GLIDER STRUCK A FENCE.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

INACCURATE WEATHER EVALUATION BY THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND. A FACTOR WAS THE LACK OF SUITABLE TERRAIN FOR A FORCED LANDING.

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