NTSB Identification: LAX02LA079.
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Accident occurred Monday, February 04, 2002 in Warner Springs, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/30/2003
Aircraft: Schweizer SGS 2-33A, registration: N34292
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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On approach, the glider drifted off the runway centerline and the left wing contacted a tree and landed hard on the runway. The student pilot was unable to return the glider to the runway centerline after his control input cross-controlled the glider, and it drifted further off the centerline. He maneuvered to avoid a tree and stalled the glider. The pilot noted no mechanical anomalies with the glider.

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

The student pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing sequence.

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