NTSB Identification: FTW86FRG30.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32434.
Accident occurred Monday, August 04, 1986 in UVALDE, TX
Aircraft: SCHLEICHER ASW-20, registration: N20TS
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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.

ACFT WAS COMPETING IN THE NATL SOARING CHAMPIONSHIPS AND HAD JUST CROSSED THE FINISH LINE AT 50' AGL AND 85 KNS A/S WHEN IT ENTERED A MANEUVER TO REVERSE DIRECTION AND CLIMB TO PATTERN ALT FOR LANDING. DURING THE TURN THE ACFT STALLED AND STRUCK A POWER LINE DURING THE SUBSEQUENT DESCENT. AFTER IMPACT, THE ACFT SLID INTO A VEHICLE. THE PLT MAY HAVE BEEN DISTRACTED BY OTHER ACFT OPERATING IN THE PATTERN.

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

AIRSPEED(VS)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..VEHICLE


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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