NTSB Identification: DEN86LA226.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31154.
Accident occurred Friday, August 08, 1986 in DURANGO, CO
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS 2-33A, registration: N7590
Injuries: 2 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 ATTEMPTING TO LAND HIS GLIDER. HE SAID THAT HE WAS UNABLE TO REACH THE AIRPORT AND ELECTED TO LAND IN A NEARBY PASTURE. PRIOR TO TOUCHDOWN HE DISCOVERED SOME CATTLE IN THE FIELD BUT WAS UNABLE TO AVOID A COLLISION WITH ONE OF THE ANIMALS. THE AIRCRAFT WAS SUBSEQUENTLY DAMAGED HOWEVER THE PLT WAS UNINJURED.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..ANIMAL(S)

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