NTSB Identification: CHI88LA016.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35085.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 25, 1987 in UNION, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: Schweizer SGS 2-33A, registration: N1219S
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 GLIDER WAS APPROACHING TO LAND WHEN, ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, HE NOTICED THE AIRCRAFT WAS DESCENDING 'TOO FAST' AND HIS AIRSPEED WAS 'TOO SLOW'. THE PILOT THEN REALIZED HE WASN'T GOING TO MAKE THE RUNWAY AND DECIDED TO LAND THE GLIDER IN A NEARBY FIELD. THE GLIDER TOUCHED DOWN WITH THE RIGHT WING FIRST, CAUSING SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE AIRCRAFT.

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

PLANNED APPROACH..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER DESCENT RATE..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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