NTSB Identification: DEN85LA185.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28237.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 06, 1985 in GRAND LAKE, CO
Aircraft: EIRIAVION OY PIK-20B, registration: N563Y
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.
ON RETURNING FROM A 300-KILOMETER CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT, IN A GLIDER THE PILOT NOTICED THE ABSENCE OF THERMAL ACTIVITY AND WAS FORCED TO LAND IN AN OPEN FIELD. THE PILOT SAID HE LANDED WITH A 2-5 KNOT TAILWIND AND HIS APPROACH AND TOUCHDOWN SPEED WAS TOO FAST. THE GLIDER STRUCK A SMALL HOLE, THE PILOT LOST CONTROL AND THE GLIDER GROUNDLOOPED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND
AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..HIDDEN OBSTRUCTION(S)
AIRSPEED(VREF)..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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