NTSB Identification: FTW85LA266.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29220.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 25, 1985 in GEORGETOWN, TX
Aircraft: I.C.A. Brasov IS-28B2, registration: N99169
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 ACCIDENT OCCURRED DURING AN GLIDER LAUNCH. THE TOW ACFT WAS UNABLE TO GAIN ALT, AND TURNED BACK TO THE ARPT TO RELEASE THE GLIDER. THE TOW ACFT BEGAN TO SINK INTO THE TREES AND WAS FORCED TO RELEASE THE GLIDER BEYOND SAFE GLIDING DISTANCE TO THE RWY. THE GLIDER COLLIDED WITH TREES WITHIN THE ARPT BOUNDARY. ON LANDING, THE ENG OF THE TOW ACFT WAS EXAMINED AND A SPARK PLUG WAS FOUND LOOSE.

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

GLIDER LAUNCH/TOW EQUIPMENT..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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

MISCELLANEOUS EQUIPMENT..PREMATURE..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT

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

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..COMPANY MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

IGNITION SYSTEM,SPARK PLUG..DISCONNECTED



Contributing Factors

ANXIETY/APPREHENSION..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT

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