Preliminary Accident Reports

August 2000 Issue

May 6, Jacksonville, Fla. / Schweizer SGS 2-33 glider

At about 14:30 EDT, a Schweizer SGS 2-33 crashed on landing at Herlong Airport, Jacksonville, Florida. The student pilot was not injured. The pilot said he was maneuvering over the airport, executing steep turns to dissipate his altitude in preparation for a landing, but as he flew the landing pattern, he saw he was too far from the airport. During maneuvering to reach the airport, he entered a spin, recovered from the spin and then maneuvered to avoid wires. During the subsequent landing, the glider collided with shrubs and small branches....

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