NTSB Identification: LAX86LA202.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32844.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 30, 1986 in VACAVILLE, CA
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS 2-32, registration: N2750Z
Injuries: 3 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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, THE ACFT ENCOUNTERED A DOWNDRAFT AFTER BEING RELEASED FROM THE TOW PLANE. THE PLT SELECTED A FIELD IN WHICH TO LAND, HOWEVER, THE GLIDER CONTACTED A TREE WHILE MANEUVERING TO THE FIELD.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..NOT PERFORMED..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

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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