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N361BA accident description

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Crash location 34.016667°N, 106.900000°W
Nearest city Socorro, NM
34.058400°N, 106.891416°W
2.9 miles away
Tail number N361BA
Accident date 28 Aug 2010
Aircraft type Let L-23 Super Blanik
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

According to a written statement received from the Civil Air Patrol, and forwarded to the National Transportation Safety Board, the glider lost lift while preparing to land. The pilot selected an off field landing location and during the landing attempt, encountered terrain and a fence that was not expected. The glider was substantially damaged during the impact. An examination of the glider and its systems, conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration, revealed no anomalies.

NTSB Probable Cause

A loss of lift that resulted in an off-airport landing.

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