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N153PS accident description

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Crash location 40.974445°N, 75.107500°W
Nearest city Hardwick, NJ
41.033430°N, 74.932949°W
10.0 miles away
Tail number N153PS
Accident date 04 Mar 2006
Aircraft type PZL-Swidnik PW-5
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

According to the pilot, after about 2 hours of ridgeline flying, and during the return leg to the departure airport, the pilot attempted to cross a valley were he encountered "strong turbulent air pushing the glider down." The pilot was able to transition through the valley but was unable to find any "substantial lift" on the opposite side. Unable to locate a suitable forced landing area, the pilot performed a forced landing into trees.

NTSB Probable Cause

A loss of lift which resulted in a forced landing.

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