NTSB Identification: LAX86LA197.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31204.
Accident occurred Monday, April 28, 1986 in BENSON, AZ
Aircraft: SCHEMPP-HIRTH STANDARD CIRRUS, registration: N5RM
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.

A SCHEMPP-HIRTH STANDARD CIRRUS GLIDER COLLIDED WITH ROCKS ON LANDING ROLL IN AN OPEN FIELD. THE PILOT STATED HE WAS COMPETING IN AN AIR MEET. WHILE ENROUTE HE LOST ALTITUDE AND WAS UNABLE TO REGAIN IT. HE SELECTED AN OPEN FIELD TO LAND IN, BUT DID NOT SEE THE ROCKS UNTIL AFTER THE ON GROUND COLLISION.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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