NTSB Identification: CHI85LA231.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30672.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 08, 1985 in WELLINGTON, OH
Aircraft: JENKINS HP-18, registration: N8036X
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.

FOLLOWING AN APRX ONE-HALF HOUR FLT, WITNESSES STATED THAT THE GLIDER DID NOT APPEAR TO FLARE FOR LANDING, BUT INSTEAD, IMPACTED THE GROUND WITHOUT ARRESTING THE RATE OF DESCENT. THE PLT EPORTED HE HAD VERY POOR VENTILATION IN THE COCKPIT AND FEELS THAT HE WAS A VICTIM OF HEAT PROSTRATION. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, HE HAD NOT CONSUMED ENOUGH LIQUIDS PRIOR TO TAKEOFF. HE ALSO STATED THAT THE OUTSIDE AIR TEMP ON THE AFTERNOON OF THE FLT WAS 90 DEGS F.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

INCAPACITATION(LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS)..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TEMPERATURE EXTREMES


Contributing Factors

FLARE..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT(HYPOGLYCEMIA/DIET)..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..REDUCED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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