NTSB Identification: ATL86LA111.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30067.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 12, 1986 in WAYNESVILLE, OH
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS 1-26A, registration: N2760R
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 PILOT MISREAD HIS ALTIMETER AND MISJUDGED HIS ALTITUDE WHILE IN THE TRAFFIC PATTERN FOR LANDING AT THE PRIVATE GLIDERPORT. THE GLIDER COLLIDED WITH POWERLINES ON THE APPROACH END OF THE RUNWAY AND CRASHED SHORT OF THE RUNWAY SURFACE.

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

PLANNED APPROACH..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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