NTSB Identification: CHI87LA142.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33719.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 04, 1987 in STAUNTON, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/05/1988
Aircraft: SCHLEICHER KA-6-CR, registration: N9398
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 STATED THAT HE CLIMBED TO 6000 FEET MSL AND PROCEEDED ON COURSE TO STAUNTON, ILLINOIS. ACCORDING TO THE PLT IN A TELEPHONE INTERVIEW, HE WAS APPROXIMATELY 800-900 FEET ABOVE WILLHOIT AIRPORT WHEN HE MADE A 360 DEGREE TURN TO ENTER BASE. HE FURTHER STATED THAT HALFWAY THROUGH THE TURN HE SUDDENLY LOST LIFT AND THE RIGHT WING OF THE ACFT STRUCK THE GROUND APPROXIMATELY 100 YARDS SHORT OF RWY 27. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, THERE WERE NO MECHANICAL PROBLEMS WITH THE ACFT.

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER DESCENT RATE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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