NTSB Identification: ATL86LA258.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32210.
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 17, 1986 in CHARDON, OH
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS 2-33, registration: N5722S
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.

DURING FINAL LANDING APPROACH TO RUNWAY 14, THE SUTDENT PILOT DEPLOYED SPOILERS AND ATTEMPTED TO MAINTAIN ALTITUDE. THE GLIDER COLLIDED WITH TREES AND DESCENDED OUT OF CONTROL TO THE GROUND 200 FEET SHORT OF THE RUNWAY. THE STUDENT PILOT HAD A TOTAL FLIGHT TIME OF 10 HOURS, 9 OF WHICH WAS DUAL FLIGHT INSTRUCTION. THE ACCIDENT FLIGHT WAS THE STUDENT'S 4TH SOLO AND 2ND ATTEMPT TO LAND ON RUNWAY 14. THE STUDENT STATED THAT HAD HE RECEIVED MORE DUAL INSTRUCTION TIME HE MAY HAVE RECOGNIZED THAT HE WAS TOO LOW ON THE APPROACH.

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

CLEARANCE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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