NTSB Identification: SEA84LA159B.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24755.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 03, 1984 in EPHRATA, WA
Aircraft: SCHLEICHER ASW-20, registration: N20UZ
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 TWO GLIDERS COLLIDED WHILE THERMALING IN VICINITY OF EACH OTHER WHILE ENGAGED IN A CONTEST. ACCORDING TO THE PLTS THEY LOST SIGHT OF EACH OTHER WHILE SPIRALING IN THE LIFT. BOTH ACFT LANDED SAFELY. THE COLLISION WAS NOSE TO TAIL.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT

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