NTSB Identification: BFO90LA052.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42957.
Accident occurred Thursday, May 31, 1990 in WARRENTON, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/14/1992
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS-126E, registration: N2958H
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 PILOT STATED THAT AS HE TURNED FROM BASE TO FINAL, HE REALIZED THAT THE GLIDER WAS TOO LOW TO REACH THE RUNWAY. THE LEFT WING STRUCK THE TOP OF A TREE AND THE GLIDER FELL TO THE GROUND. THE GLIDER PILOT REPORTED 36 HOURS TOTAL FLIGT EXPERIENCE.

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

THE PILOT MISJUDGED HIS LANDING APPROACH.

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