NTSB Identification: DEN88LA132.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37053.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 19, 1988 in MORIARTY, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: Burkhart Grob G-102, registration: N143SS
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 PVT GLIDER PLT WAS COMPLETING A FIVE HR ENDURANCE FLIGHT. DURING THE TURN FROM BASE TO FINAL, THE GLIDER ENCOUNTERED A 15 KT XWIND AND OVERSHOT THE TURN. THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO 'BUTTONHOOK' BACK TOWARD THE INTENDED TOUCHDOWN POINT. WITNESSES STATED THAT DURING LANDING ON A GRAVEL RWY, PARALLEL TO AND BESIDE RWY 26, THE LEFT WING STRUCK THE GROUND. THE GLIDER THEN GROUNDLOOPED. THE PILOT SAID THAT FATIGUE MAY HAVE AFFECTED HIS ABILITY TO CONTROL THE GLIDER DURING LANDING.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND



Contributing Factors

FATIGUE(FLIGHT SCHEDULE)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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