NTSB Identification: FTW02LA219.
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Accident occurred Sunday, July 21, 2002 in Briggs, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/01/2003
Aircraft: Schempp-Hirth K.G. Nimbus-2C, registration: N141SF
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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During the landing roll, on 300-foot wide grass airstrip, the right wing of the glider dropped and struck the tall grass adjacent to the runway. Subsequently, the glider ground-looped and came to rest on a 340 degree magnetic heading. The tailboom was fractured at the leading edge of the stabilizer. The pilot stated the wind was approximately 3 to 5 knots from the south. The wing span of the glider was approximately 66 feet.

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

the pilot's failure to maintain clearance with the high grass during the landing roll, which resulted in a ground loop.

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