NTSB Identification: LAX86LA360.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32591.
Accident occurred Friday, September 05, 1986 in CALIFORNIA CITY, CA
Aircraft: Burkhart Grob G102 III B, registration: N630BG
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 PLT STATED HE WAS TOWED TO AN ALT OF APRX 2,000 FT AGL. AFTER RELEASE THE CANOPY CAME OPEN AND THE PLT RETURNED TO THE ARPT. ON FINAL APCH HE NOTICED THE AIRSPEED INDICATOR WAS INDICATING 'LOW FORTIES'. THE PLT STATED THE NEXT THING HE REMEMBERED WAS 'LOOKING FORWARD AND SEEING THE GROUND, WITH SLIGHT ROTATION. SPIN!' THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND IN A 45 DEG NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. A PLT WHO WITNESSED THE ACCIDENT INDICATED HE FIRST OBSERVED THE GLIDER ON FINAL APCH. HE STATED, 'IT LOOKED LEVEL AND NORMAL, THEN THE NOSE CAME DOWN IN A STEEP ATTITUDE (NOT UN-COMMON) THE NOSE CAME UP,' AT ABOUT 50 FT AGL AND THEN THE NOSE WENT LEFT.

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

AIRSPEED..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:

WINDOW,FLIGHT COMPARTMENT WINDOW/WINDSHIELD..OPEN

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

STALL/SPIN..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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