NTSB Identification: SEA92LA172.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 46819.
Accident occurred Friday, July 31, 1992 in EPHRATA, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/31/1993
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGU 2-22CK, registration: N3907A
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 STUDENT PILOT OF THE SGU-2-22 GLIDER TOUCHED DOWN OFF TO THE SIDE OF THE TAXIWAY, WHICH WAS BEING USED AS A RUNWAY FOR THE GLIDER ACTIVITY. WHEN THE AIRCRAFT BOUNCED BACK INTO THE AIR, SHE ATTEMPTED A RECOVERY, BUT LANDED IN THE DIRT BESIDE THE TAXIWAY, AND LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT.

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

THE PILOT MISJUDGED THE LANDING FLARE. FACTORS INCLUDE A LACK OF TOTAL PILOT EXPEREINCE.

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