NTSB Identification: DEN85LA128.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27636.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 05, 1985 in COLORADO SPRING, CO
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS 2-32, registration: N2477W
Injuries: 2 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 COLLIDED WITH A PARKED ACFT FOLLOWING A LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CONTROL DURING THE LANDING ROLL. THE PLT REPORTED THE LEFT WING DIPPED DURING THE LANDING ROLL BECAUSE OF THE X-WIND. THE LEFT WING TIP WHEEL DUG INTO AN AREA OF SOFT SAND BESIDE THE RWY AND THE WHEEL SNAGGED A TOW ROPE WHICH WAS LYING ALONG THE EDGE OF THE RWY. THE GLIDER WAS PULLED APRX 30 DEGS TO THE LEFT AND IMPACTED THE PARKED ACFT. THE WING SPAN OF THE GLIDER IS WIDER THAN THE WIDTH OF THE RWY.

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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