NTSB Identification: NYC90LA115.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42660.
Accident occurred Monday, May 28, 1990 in WALLKILL, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/09/1992
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER 1-26E, registration: N126DB
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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

A STUDENT PILOT FLYING A GLIDER WAS OBSERVED TO ENTER A SPIN WHILE TURNING BASE LEG FOR LANDING. RECOVERY WAS NOT ACCOMPLISHED PRIOR TO IMPACTING THE GROUND. WHEN INTERVIEWED AFTER THE ACCIDENT THE PILOT SAID 'I HAD TOO MANY THINGS ON MY MIND...'

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

THE PILOT'S FAILUE TO MAINTAIN FLYING SPEED WHICH RESULTED IN A STALL. A FACTOR WAS THE PILOT'S DIVERSION OF ATTENTION.

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