NTSB Identification: LAX90LA325.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 43546.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 09, 1990 in HEMET, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/14/1992
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS1-34, registration: N1163S
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 NONCERTIFICATED SOLO STUDENT PILOT DEPARTED HEMET AIRPORT ON A LOCAL SOARING FLIGHT. WHEN RETURNING THE PILOT ENCOUNTERED HEADWINDS AND FAILED TO COMPENSATE FOR THE WIND CONDITIONS. REALIZING THAT THE GLIDER'S ALTITUDE WAS INSUFFICIENT TO NEGOTIATE THE AIRPORT THE STUDENT PILOT ELECTED TO LAND IN AN OPEN FIELD. THE TOUCHDOWN WAS SUCCESSFUL HOWEVER DURING THE LANDING ROLL THE RIGHT WING COLLIDED WITH A ROCK.

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

IMPROPER COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS.

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