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N2052T accident description

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Crash location 45.672778°N, 121.536389°W
Nearest city Hood River, OR
45.705397°N, 121.521462°W
2.4 miles away
Tail number N2052T
Accident date 18 Jun 2006
Aircraft type Schweizer SGS 2-33A
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The glider pilot reported that he was towed from the airport to a ridgeline approximately 5 miles east of the airport. After being aloft for approximately one hour, the glider was blown to the downwind side of the ridge. The pilot reported, "...the wind blew the glider to the downwind side of the ridge." The pilot attempted to fly back to the area of lift, but was unsuccessful and elected to land in an open field on the ridge. During the landing rollout, the glider struck small trees resulting in substantial damage.

NTSB Probable Cause

A loss of lift, which resulted in a forced landing. Trees in the landing area were a contributing factor.

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