NTSB Identification: NYC85FA152.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28019.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 19, 1985 in WAITSFIELD, VT
Aircraft: SCHEMPP-HIRTH VENTUS-B, registration: N240WT
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.

THIS GLIDER WAS INVOLVED IN A SOARING CHAMPIONSHIP COURSE. ABOUT 52 MINUTES AFTER STARTING THE COURSE WITNESSES OBSERVED THE AIRCRAFT MANEUVERING FOR A LANDING ON AN OPEN FIELD. WHILE IN A STEEP BANK THE AIRCRAFT STALLED AND IMPACTED THE GROUND.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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