NTSB Identification: NYC85LA151.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29190.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 15, 1985 in ERWINNA, PA
Aircraft: Burkhart Grob G-103-II AERO, registration: N217BG
Injuries: 2 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 GLIDER CONTACTED TALL HAY IN A FLD AND GROUND LOOPED DURING AN OFF ARPT FORCED LANDING. THE PLT STATED THE GLIDER WAS RELEASED DOWNWIND FROM THE ARPT AT AN ALT OF APRX 3000 FT AGL. A SINK RATE OF 1000 FPM DEVELOPED PREVENTING THE PLT FROM RETURNING TO LAND AT THE ARPT.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DESCENT..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


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