NTSB Identification: DEN88FA199.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37135.
Accident occurred Monday, September 05, 1988 in SALIDA, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/03/1989
Aircraft: GLASFLUGEL H-301, registration: N71949
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WITNESSES SAID THE ACFT WAS APRX 200 FT AGL ON THE DOWNWIND LEG, BUT CLOSE IN TO THE RWY AS IT RETURNED TO THE ARPT FOR LANDING. ACFT ENTERED A 60 DEG RIGHT BANK TO BASE LEG. NOSE ROSE SLIGHTLY AND ACFT ROLLED INVERTED. ACFT MADE ONE-HALF TO THREE-QUARTERS SPIN BEFORE IMPACTING GROUND. THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF PRE-IMPACT FAILURE OF AIRFRAME OR FLT CONTROLS. VMC PREVAILED. COMMERCIAL PLT WAS A STUDENT AT THE U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY.

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

PLANNED APPROACH..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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