NTSB Identification: CEN13CA385
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 29, 2013 in Waynesville, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/12/2013
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS 2-33A, registration: N36135
Injuries: 2 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.

During the local training flight, the flight instructor simulated a spoiler and altimeter failure while landing. The glider was high and fast and the pilot attempted to lose altitude by performing both side slips and S-turns while on final. The glider overran the runway and impacted trees at the departure end of runway 27 (2,800 feet by 150 feet, turf). The right wing was substantially damaged during the impact with the trees. There were no mechanical anomalies that would have prevented normal operation prior to the accident.

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

The pilot did not attain a proper touchdown point during the landing. Contributing to the accident was the simulated altimeter and spoiler failure and the flight instructor's lack of remedial action.

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