NTSB Identification: ERA13CA035
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 20, 2012 in Roseland, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/31/2013
Aircraft: AB SPORTINE AVIACIJA GENESIS 2, registration: N4KN
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 pilot stated that as the glider reached flying speed, it began to oscillate with the right wing dipping and impacting the grass runway, which resulted in a loss of control. The tow line disconnected, as designed, and the glider came to rest in an inverted position. A postaccident examination revealed substantial damage to the wings and the vertical stabilizer. The pilot reported there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the glider that would have precluded normal operation.

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

The pilot’s failure to maintain glider control during takeoff.

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