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|Accident date||June 29, 2009|
|Aircraft type||SCHEMPP-HIRTH Ventus 2CM|
Near 37.898055 N, -112.776667 W
NTSB descriptionOn June 29, 2009 at 1430 mountain daylight time, a Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2CM glider, N68MP, collided with terrain near Paragonah, Utah, approximately 3 miles north of the Parowan Airport. The pilot was operating the glider under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The pilot was killed and the glider sustained substantial damage. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed.
According to local law enforcement, the pilot was participating in a glider competition. Witnesses reported that shortly after release from the tow airplane, the glider pitched up and down, and then descended until impact with the ground.