NTSB Identification: LAX86LA318.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33464.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 09, 1986 in MARKLEVILLE, CA
Aircraft: Glasflugel STANDARD LIBELLE, registration: N7190
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 PILOT OF THE GLASS FUGEL GLIDER REPORTED NO MALFUNCTIONS WITH THE AIRPLANE PRIOR TO THE CRASH AFTER ATTEMPTING A CIRCLE TO LAND MANEUVER. THE PILOT INDICATED HE MISJUDGED HIS ALTITUDE WITH THE UP HILL SLOPING RUNWAY. DURING THE CIRCLING MANEUVER HE FORGOT TO FLY THE AIRPLANE AND ALLOWED THE AIRSPEED TO GET TOO LOW WHICH RESULTED IN AN INFLIGHT LOSS OF CONTROL AND SPIN INTO THE GROUND.


Contributing Factors

PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT IDENTIFIED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

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

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