NTSB Identification: DEN85FTM03.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28421.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 22, 1985 in HEBER CITY, UT
Aircraft: KILLIAN BRIEGLEB BG-12B, registration: N997
Injuries: 1 Fatal.
NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
THE ACFT WAS A GEORGE KILLIAN/BRIEGLEB BG-12B, EXPERIMENTAL, HOME BUILT GLIDER. AN OWNER REPORTED THAT THE PLT HAD COME FROM NEW MEXICO TO BUY THE GLIDER. AFTER SPENDING ABOUT 3 HRS IN FAMILIARIZATION TRAINING, THE PLT WENT ON HIS 1ST FLT WHICH WAS UNEVENTFUL. HE THEN WENT ON A 2ND FLT WHICH WAS APPROXIMATELY 1 HR IN DURATION. AS THE GLIDER WAS ON FINAL APCH TO LAND & WAS AT ABOUT 100 TO 150 FT AGL, IT ENTERED A NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE & CRASHED. ACCORDING TO WITNESSES, THE GLIDER SMOOTHLY PITCHED OVER INTO A NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE WITHOUT STALLING. AN EXAM OF THE FLT CONTROLS WAS MADE, BUT NO PREIMPACT MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE OF THE ELEVATOR CONTROL SYS WAS FOUND. A PATHOLOGICAL EXAM OF THE PLT REVEALED NO MEDICAL PROBLEMS THAT WOULD HAVE RESULTED IN THE ACCIDENT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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