NTSB Identification: DEN88LA165.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36361.
Accident occurred Monday, June 13, 1988 in WESTCLIFFE, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/09/1989
Aircraft: HALL HP-18, registration: N81940
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 PLT SAID HIS GLIDER WAS BEING TOWED FOR TAKEOFF FROM A DRY, DUSTY, GRASS STRIP. HE SAID THE TOW PLANE BLEW UP THE DUST AND HE WAS UNABLE TO SEE TO MAINTAIN ALIGNMENT WITH THE 75 FT WIDE STRIP. THERE WAS A DROP OFF ON THE LT SIDE OF THE STRIP AND TALL GRASS ALONG THE RT SIDE. THE ACFT DRIFTED TO THE RT, THE RT WING HIT THE TALL GRASS AND THE ACFT SPUN AROUND RESULTING IN DAMAGE TO THE TAIL.

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT POSSIBLE

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..ENCOUNTERED

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