NTSB Identification: BFO92LA039.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 51377.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 14, 1992 in LOCK HAVEN, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/13/1993
Aircraft: LET L-13, registration: N12CG
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 GLIDER WAS DEPARTING ON RUNWAY 27 FOR A LOCAL PLEASURE FLIGHT. DURING THE TOWED TAKEOFF, THE TOW ROPE BROKE AT 220 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL. THE PILOT CLEARED THE TOW PLANE BY MAKING A RIGHT TURN AND THEN TURNED BACK TO THE LEFT TO THE DEPARTURE FIELD. DUE TO OBSTRUCTIONS NEAR THE RUNWAY, THE PILOT ELECTED TO LAND ON THE GRASS ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE PAVED RUNWAY. AFTER TOUCHDOWN, THE GLIDER STRUCK A MOUND OF DIRT WHICH DESTROYED THE AIRPLANE.

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

A TOW ROPE THAT BROKE AT LOW ALTITUDE.

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