NTSB Identification: DEN85FQG01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28841.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 07, 1985 in TATUM, NM
Aircraft: ROLLADEN-SCHNEIDER LS-4, registration: N4203Y
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 PLT STATED THAT 7 MILES SW OF TATUM, NM, AN AREA OF 'SINK' WAS ENCOUNTERED AND INSUFFICIENT ALT REMAINED TO GLIDE TO THE TATUM ARPT. AN APCH WAS THEN MADE (INTO THE SUN) FOR A LANDING IN A FLD. DURING THE LANDING FLARE, THE PLT NOTICED A ROW OF FENCE POSTS IN THE FLT PATH. AFRAID ONE OF THE FENCE WIRES WOULD CUT THROUGH THE COCKPIT, THE PLT PULLED UP IN AN ATTEMPT TO CLEAR THE FENCE. THE ACFT STALLED AT AN ALT OF APRX 6 FT AGL AND CONTACTED THE GROUND.

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

PULL-UP..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..SUNGLARE


Contributing Factors

CLEARANCE..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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