NTSB Identification: LAX01LA142.
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Accident occurred Sunday, April 08, 2001 in Peoria, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/28/2001
Aircraft: Schweizer 2-33A, registration: N7778S
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 Uninjured.

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On takeoff, the glider encountered a dust devil, which resulted in the left wing to strike the ground, then lifting the glider about 50 feet into the air. The pilot released the tow line and the glider started a slow descending turn to the right until it struck the ground.

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

The glider's encounter with a dust devil during takeoff that resulted in a loss of control.

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