NTSB Identification: NYC85LA157.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30682.
Accident occurred Friday, June 28, 1985 in CAMBRIA, NY
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS 1-26, registration: N691U
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 GLIDER, WHILE RETURNING TO LAND AFTER A PLEASURE FLT, ENCOUNTER A RAINSHOWER AND STRONG DOWNDRAFT. THE PLT MADE A LANDING IN A FARMERS FLD. DURING THE LANDING THE RIGHT WING CAUGHT AND THE ACFT GROUND LOOPED, INCURRING SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE.

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT

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