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N1122Q accident description

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Crash location 43.721389°N, 72.503333°W
Nearest city Pomfret, VT
43.704791°N, 72.508428°W
1.2 miles away
Tail number N1122Q
Accident date 03 Jul 2018
Aircraft type Schempp Hirth DISCUS CS
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

According to the glider pilot, during a glider competition he passed a "weak frontal system" and lift could not be sustained. He determined that he had about 15 minutes of flight before the glider was going to land. He selected a large field and established a traffic pattern and accomplished a full stall landing. However, during the landing roll on down sloping terrain about 40 knots, the glider collided with a ditch.

The glider sustained substantial damage to the tailboom.

The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the glider that would have precluded normal operation.

NTSB Probable Cause

The glider pilot’s selection of an unsuitable landing area, which resulted in a collision with a ditch during the landing roll.

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