NTSB Identification: DEN86LA107.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32560.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 29, 1986 in COLORADO SPRING, CO
Aircraft: Rolladen-Schneider L53, registration: N96JH
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 ACFT WAS MAKING A LANDING DUE TO AN APPROACHING THUNDERSTORM. ON FINAL, THE GLIDER ENCOUNTERED MODERATE TO SEVERE TURBULENCE AND AT 300 FT AGL, THE GLIDER WAS FORCED ONTO THE GROUND BY A MICROBURST.

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

PLANNED APPROACH..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DESCENT..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

CLIMB..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..WINDSHEAR

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