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N2751Z accident description

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Crash location 21.579445°N, 158.197222°W
Nearest city Waialua, HI
21.576667°N, 158.130278°W
4.3 miles away
Tail number N2751Z
Accident date 23 Dec 2004
Aircraft type Schweizer SGS 1-26B
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On December 23, 2004, at 1145 Hawaiian standard time, a Schweizer SGS 1-26B, N2751Z, landed long and collided with terrain at Dillingham Field, Waialua, Hawaii. Honolulu Soaring Club operated the glider, piloted by a private glider pilot, under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91. The pilot was not injured, and the glider was substantially damaged. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and a flight plan had not been filed. The flight originated at 1110 from Dillingham Field.

The pilot stated in the Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident Report (NTSB Form 6120.1/2) that he was tow launched from runway 8. Winds were light (5-15 knots) and variable. Upon reentering the airport traffic pattern he followed landing traffic for runway 26. He approached runway 26 at 350 feet and had 1,500 feet of runway below him. He landed long, touched down approximately 30 feet from the departure end of the runway pavement, and continued to rollout into the grass overrun. About 20 mph, the left wing touched the ground, and the glider ground looped to the left, damaging the left wing and fuselage.

NTSB Probable Cause

the pilot misjudged distance and altitude and failed to attain the proper landing touchdown point.

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