Preliminary Accident Reports

September 2010 Issue

July 3, 2010, Fairfield, Penn., Piper PA-25-235/Schleicher ASW-27

At about 1315 Eastern time, the Piper collided with the stationary glider, N747GW while landing. Both aircraft sustained substantial damage. There were no injuries. Visual conditions prevailed. The Piperís pilot reported he "couldnít get the brakes to work" after touchdown and intentionally ground looped the airplane to prevent running into people and other parked aircraft.

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