NTSB Identification: NYC87LA044.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33955.
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 21, 1986 in JULIAN, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/25/1988
Aircraft: Centrair 101A, registration: N40KG
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 HAD DECIDED TO LAND FOLLOWING A 41 MINUTE FLT. THE PLT REPORTED HIS AIRSPEED WAS TOO FAST DURING THE LANDING APCH AND HE OVER COMPENSATED WHICH RESULTED IN TOO SLOW OF AN AIRSPEED. THE GLIDER TOUCHED DOWN HARD, BECAME AIRBORNE AND LANDED HARD A SECOND TIME. THE EMPENNAGE WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED DURING THE HARD LANDING.

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

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

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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