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N41KP accident description

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Crash location 39.920000°N, 119.857222°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 Minden, NV
38.954074°N, 119.765733°W
66.9 miles away
Tail number N41KP
Accident date 11 Jun 2010
Aircraft type Burkhart Grob G103C Twin Iii Acro
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot stated that during cruise flight in the glider he encountered significant sinking air that prevented him from being able to make his destination glider port. He elected to make an off-field landing into a field. During the landing roll, the left wing contacted the ground and turned the glider to the left. During the turn, the glider's tail assembly separated from the fuselage. There was substantial damage to the tail structure.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's encounter with an area of degraded lift during cruise flight, resulting in a forced off-airport landing.

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