NTSB Identification: NYC88LA014.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37209.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 24, 1987 in MANSFIELD, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/26/1989
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS-2-33A, registration: N5775S
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.

THE SCHWEIZER SGS-2-33A WAS IN THE TRAFFIC PATTERN WITH A STUDENT PILOT AND FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR. IN THE RIGHT TURN FROM BASE TO FINAL, THE NOSE DROPPED AND CONTROL WAS LOST. THE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR TOOK CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT, AND REGAINED CONTROL, HOWEVER, INSUFFICIENT ALTITUDE REMAINED TO REACH THE RUNWAY. AN OFF-AIRPORT LANDING IN TREES WAS MADE. THE PILOT REPORTED THE WIND VELOCITY AT 5 KTS WITH GUSTS TO 10 KNOTS. THE CFI REPORTED THE WINDS AS 10 KNOTS.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..DUAL STUDENT

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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