NTSB Identification: LAX89LA038.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37117.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 06, 1988 in VACAVILLE, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/03/1989
Aircraft: SCHLEICHER ASK-21, registration: N129KS
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.

DURING FINAL APPROACH, THE GLIDER COLLIDED WITH A FENCE. A WITNESS STATED THAT, 'THE PILOT SIMPLY LET THE GLIDER GET TOO LOW AND TOO SLOW AND HIT A FENCE.' THERE WERE NO MECHANICAL PROBLEMS REPORTED PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. THE PILOT DID NOT FILE AN ACDT REPORT.

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

PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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