NTSB Identification: LAX86LA335.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31907.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 28, 1986 in FREMONT, CA
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS 2-32, registration: N9845E
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 GLIDER TOW PILOT STATED THAT HE NOTICED THE GLIDER'S SPOILERS IN THE OPEN POSITION SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF. HE BROUGHT THE GLIDER TO THE TRAFFIC PATTERN. THE GLIDER PILOT RELEASED FROM THE TOW AND MADE A SHARP TURN DURING WHICH THE GLIDER PITCHED UP, STALLED AND SPUN TO GROUND IMPACT.

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

FLT CONTROL SYST,WING SPOILER SYSTEM..DEPLOYED INADVERTENTLY

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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