NTSB Identification: LAX98LA017.
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Accident occurred Saturday, October 18, 1997 in PEORIA, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/15/1999
Aircraft: Schweizer 126-D, registration: N7583
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot was participating in a spot landing contest at the glider strip. The area for the landing spot competition was between the runways and was marked by two sets of traffic cones; the competing gliders had to land and stop between the cone sets. The pilot noted that bushes/small scrub trees occupied the area prior to the cones. As the glider passed through 10 feet agl nearing touchdown, the right wing contacted a large bush.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain an adequate clearance from obstacles during the landing approach.

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