The pilot is forced to make a dramatic outlanding in a Schweizer 1-26 sailplane, heres what he said about the situation:
"The aircraft is a sailplane (glider) and has no engine. While you can keep them aloft for hours and go up tens-of-thousands of feet, you have to read nature correctly and find rising air. Kind of like a surboard has no engine, but if you read the wave, you can speed along. I did not read the waves well that day."
"I was making a landing approach to the empty field, and the road became a necessity when I saw the signs and cable vaults in/ near the field. I had been in sink some ten minutes prior to the landing and got stuck with a ridge between me and the valley. The landing spot was chosen about 4 minutes prior."
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