NTSB Identification: LAX85LA394.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29844.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 01, 1985 in CALIFORNIA CITY, CA
Aircraft: GLASFLUGEL ST LIEBELLE 201B, registration: N711DP
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 LANDED OFF THE ARPT ON A ROAD AND GROUNDLOOPED AFTER COLLIDING WITH SHRUBBERY. THE PLT COMPLAINED OF ENCOUNTERING A DOWNDRAFT DURING THE FLT.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT

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