NTSB Identification: WPR09CA376
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 29, 2009 in Heber City, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/30/2009
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS 2-32, registration: N682U
Injuries: 3 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 making a normal approach and landing, the pilot applied wheel brakes and noted normal deceleration. As he exited the runway onto the taxiway he applied more braking, but once he was clear of the active runway he felt that the glider wasn't decelerating as rapidly as he had planned. The pilot stated "…I applied full braking, including pumping the brake. I continued to use max braking, including digging the nose skid in as hard as I could and attempted to dampen the inevitable blow as best as possible." The glider subsequently impacted the door of one hangar with its nose bowl and a second hangar with its left wing, which resulted in substantial damage to the glider.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's excessive speed as he turned off the runway. Full narrative available
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