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N62TW accident description

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Crash location 34.973611°N, 105.993055°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 Corona, NM
34.250907°N, 105.596669°W
54.8 miles away
Tail number N62TW
Accident date 01 Jun 2013
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot was ridge-soaring in his glider near a mountain peak in gusty wind conditions, when he was blown into trees. The glider sustained substantial damage to the airframe and wings. The pilot reported no mechanical problems with the glider. He said that he was unfamiliar with the terrain and the wind gusts and down-drafts were higher than he anticipated.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control while ridge-soaring in gusty wind conditions.

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