NTSB Identification: MIA96LA012.
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Accident occurred Saturday, October 21, 1995 in DUNLAP, TN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/29/1996
Aircraft: GLASFLUGEL MOSQUITO, registration: N237B
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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The glider was observed by pilots of three other gliders to be flying at a slow airspeed 400-500 feet above trees on a ridge line. The nose of the glider pitched up and the glider stalled and entered a spin from which it crashed.

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

the failure of the pilot to maintain airspeed resulting in a spin at an altitude insufficient for recovery.

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