NTSB Identification: ATL87DLT03.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33769.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 11, 1987 in MEMPHIS, TN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/02/1988
Aircraft: Burkhart Grob G102-111B, registration: N3950L
Injuries: 1 Fatal.
GLIDER TOW ROPE RELEASED AT ABOUT 200FT FOLLOWING T/O. GLIDER MADE RT TURN FOLLOWED BY STALL/SPIRAL WHICH CONTINUED UNTIL GROUND IMPACT. TOW PILOT SAW GLIDER PILOT'S HAT FALLING TO GROUND JUST AFTER TOW ROPE WAS RELEASED BY GLIDER PILOT. GLIDER CANOPY WAS FOUND UNLATCHED DURING EXAMINATION OF THE GLIDER WRECKAGE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND
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