NTSB Identification: SEA81FA025
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS126, registration: N9866E

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0562  81/3/21    ARLINGTON,WA        SCHWEIZER SGS126    CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             NO CERTIFICATE, AGE 67,
        TIME - 1135                    N9866E              PX-  0  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  11370 TOTAL HOURS, 7 IN
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            TYPE, NOT INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - ARLINGTON
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          ARLINGTON,WA                LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           MISCELLANEOUS                                            IN FLIGHT: OTHER
           AIRFRAME FAILURE: IN FLIGHT                              IN FLIGHT: UNCONTROLLED DESCENT
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IN-FLIGHT DECISIONS OR PLANNING
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF FLIGHT CONTROLS
           AIRFRAME - WINGS: SPARS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - BUCKLED
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - OVERLOAD FAILURE
        FACTOR(S)
           PERSONNEL - OPERATIONAL SUPERVISORY PERSONNEL: DEFICIENCY,COMPANY MAINTAINED EQPMT,SERVICES,REGULATION
           INSTRUMENTS/EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES - MISCELLANEOUS EQUIPMENT: GLIDER LAUNCH/TOW EQUIPMENT
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - EXCESSIVE-WEAR/PLAY
        REMARKS- GLIDER PILOT OUT OF POSITION.SUDDEN JERK FAILED RT WG.TOW ROPE DID NOT BREAK,OVER MAX STRENGTH.

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