NTSB Identification: NYC92LA013.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44975.
Accident occurred Friday, October 18, 1991 in BLAIRSTOWN, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/05/1993
Aircraft: I.C.A. Brasov LARK I-28-B2, registration: N350BB
Injuries: 2 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.
THE GLIDER WAS RETURNING FOR A LANDING WHEN IT LANDED SHORT OF THE RUNWAY. A WITNESS SAID THE APPROACH WAS FLAT WITH THE GLIDER BEING 'STRETCHED'. HE SAID HE SAW A WING DROP AND THE GLIDER LANDED IN A RECYCLING DEPOT ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE APPROACH END OF THE RUNWAY. THE GLIDER ROLLED APPROXIMATELY 30 FEET AND STRUCK A CHAIN LINK FENCE. THE PILOT INDICATED NO FLIGHT TIME BUT LISTED 1200 FLIGHTS IN GLIDERS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: AN IMPROPERLY PLANNED APPROACH WHICH RESULTED IN AN INADVERTENT STALL WITH INSUFFICIENT ALTITUDE FOR RECOVERY. A FACTOR RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WAS IMPROPER USE OF THE FLIGHT CONTROLS BY THE PILOT.
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