NTSB Identification: LAX88LA209.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36754.
Accident occurred Friday, June 03, 1988 in VACAVILLE, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS 2-33A, registration: N7768S
Injuries: 2 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.

AT THE END OF A PLEASURE FLT, THE PLT EXTENDED THE DOWNWIND LEG FOR LANDING, THINKING THAT THE TOUCHDOWN ALTITUDE WAS 12 FT INSTEAD OF, IN ACTUALITY, 220 FT. THE PLT NORMALLY FLEW OUT OF ANOTHER AIRPORT WITH AN ALT OF 12 FT. FROM THE EXTENDED DOWNWIND, THE GLIDER DID NOT HAVE SUFFICIENT ALT TO LAND ON THE RWY. THE GLIDER TOUCHED DOWN SHORT AND DURING THE LANDING ROLL COLLIDED WITH A FENCE.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PLANNED APPROACH..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

HABIT INTERFERENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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