NTSB Identification: FTW92LA182.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47157.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 18, 1992 in HASKELL, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/30/1993
Aircraft: SCHLEICHER KA6E, registration: N1342
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DURING AN AIR TOW TAKEOFF THE RIGHT WING RUNNER WAS UNABLE TO KEEP UP WITH THE GLIDER AND LET GO OF THE WING. THE RIGHT WING DROPPED AND THE GLIDER VEERED RIGHT OFF OF THE RUNWAY AND STRUCK A BALE OF HAY, DAMAGING THE RIGHT WING. THE PILOT RELEASED THE TOW AFTER THE COLLISION.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL AND THE WING RUNNERS FAILURE TO KEEP THE RIGHT WING UP.

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