NTSB Identification: SEA90LA119.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 41351.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 13, 1990 in HAWTHORNE, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/12/1993
Aircraft: SCHEMPP-HIRTH VENTUS B/16.6, registration: N90DM
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.

THE PILOT OF THE SHEMPP-HIRTH VENTUS SAILPLANE ELECTED TO LAND ON A HIGHWAY, SHORT OF HIS DISTINATION IN A COMPETITIVE EVENT. THE SAILPLANE STRUCK ROADSIDE REFLECTORS AND SUSTAINED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE.

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

THE PILOT'S SELECTION OF UNSUITABLE TERRAIN FOR LANDING.

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