NTSB Identification: NYC85FHM01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29332.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 02, 1985 in MIDDLETOWN, NY
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS-1-35, registration: N9JK
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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 LANDED OFF THE ARPT AFTER THE PLT LOST ALT IN A SPIN. THE PLT WAS AFRAID THAT THE GLIDER WOULD LAND SHORT IN TREES SO HE LANDED ON A HIGHWAY. THE HARD LNDG DAMAGED THE ACFT.

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

AIRSPEED..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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