NTSB Identification: CHI05CA119.
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Accident occurred Saturday, May 21, 2005 in Beloit, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/13/2005
Aircraft: Schweizer SGS 2-33A, registration: N65855
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The glider, piloted by a student pilot, sustained substantial damage on impact with trees and terrain during approach to a runway. The pilot misjudged the slip, the proper glidepath, and the glider impacted a tree.

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

The pilot's misjudgment of distance/altitude which resulted in an undershoot of the runway and collision with trees.

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