NTSB Identification: FTW86LRG31.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33001.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 06, 1986 in UVALDE, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: ROLLADEN-SCHNEIDER LS-6, registration: N25SG
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.

PILOT OF A ROLLADEN-SCHNEIDER LS-6 GLIDER, N25SG, IMPACTED TERRAIN SHORT OF RUNWAY AT UVALDE, TX AIRPORT. PILOT HELD U.S.-FOREIGN PRIVATE PILOT CERTIFICATION BASED ON GERMAN CERTIFICATION AND WAS REPRESENTING THE AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER DURING GLIDER COMPETITION. THE PILOT ELECTED TO RETURN AND LAND FOR A PARACHUTE ADJUSTMENT. THE LANDING WAS DELAYED BY A DEPARTING AIRCRAFT. GLIDER WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. HOWEVER, THE PILOT ESCAPED INJURY. PLTS FLT TIME WAS NOT AVAILABLE/NOT REPORTED.

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

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DESCENT..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP

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