NTSB Identification: DEN86LA199.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31576.
Accident occurred Friday, July 11, 1986 in HOBBS, NM
Aircraft: SCHLEICHER ASW-20, registration: N13JR
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 PLT WAS PARTICIPATING IN A SOARING COMPETION MEET. WHILE ON THE RETURN PORTION OF THE FLT, THE PLT ENCOUNTERED AN AREA OF INSUFFICIENT LIFT & WAS UNABLE TO REACH THE ARPT. DURING AN OFF ARPT LANDING, THE LEFT WING OF THE GLIDER STRUCK A MESQUITE BUSH & THE GLIDER IMPACTED THE GROUND & WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..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
TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION
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