NTSB Identification: LAX86FJA01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30310.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 02, 1986 in DILLINGHAM FLD, HI
Aircraft: Schweizer 2-32, registration: N1189S
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE GLIDER COLLIDED WITH A POWER LINE AS THE PLT MANEUVERED DOWN A VALLEY TO RECOVER SOME AIRSPEED THAT HAD BEEN LOST ALONG A RIDGELINE. THE VERTICAL FIN AND RUDDER WERE DAMAGED ALONG THE TOP 18 INCHES BUT THE ACFT WAS LANDED WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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