NTSB Identification: ATL86LA253.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31990.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 13, 1986 in GRIFFIN, GA
Aircraft: SCHLEICHER ASW-19B, registration: N15FW
Injuries: 1 Minor.
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 DEPARTED ON AN AERIAL TOW AND WAS RELEASED AT 1700' AGL. INTENTION OF THE FLT WAS AN OUT AND BACK X-COUNTRY. DURING THE FLT THE PLT COULD NOT FIND LIFT AND RADIOED A FRIEND, ALSO IN A GLIDER, THAT HE INTENDED TO LAND AT A SOD STRIP. THE PLT STATED THAT THE LAST THING HE CLEARLY REMEMBERS WAS BEING JUST NORTH OF GRIFFIN. HE DID REMEMBER COMING OVER THE INTENDED LANDING STRIP AND SEEING POWER LINES AND TREES AT ONE END AND TREES ON THE OTHER. HE STATED HE THOUGHT THAT HE WAS DISTRACTED FROM HIS NORMAL APCH PROCEDURES AND ALLOWED THE ACFT TO STALL AND ENTER A SPIN.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND
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