NTSB Identification: LAX07CA172.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, May 22, 2007 in Los Alamitos, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/30/2007
Aircraft: Schweizer SGS2-33A, registration: N65844
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.

After a normal winch launch, the towrope broke about 300 feet above ground. The pilot made a shallow approach due to the low altitude, and was forced to land the glider at an angle to the runway. The glider skidded off the runway where it struck a parked truck that was about 75 feet from the runway edge.

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

failure of the towrope during the initial climb out.

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