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N17939 accident description

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Crash location 40.039166°N, 105.225556°W
Reported location is a long distance from the NTSB's reported nearest city. This often means that the location has a typo, or is incorrect.
Nearest city Boulder, CO
40.014986°N, 105.270546°W
2.9 miles away
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Tail number N17939
Accident date 09 Sep 2008
Aircraft type Schweizer Sgs 2-33A
Additional details: None

NTSB description

According to the pilot, he was conducting his fourth solo flight and during the aero tow he "ballooned" and drifted to the right. The pilot repositioned the glider, slack developed in the tow rope, and the rope disconnected from the glider approximately 10 feet above the ground. The pilot did not use the dive brake to descend and landed long, resulting in substantial damage. An examination of the glider systems, conducted by the FAA, revealed no anomalies.

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