NTSB Identification: LAX84LA216.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24629.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 10, 1984 in MARANA, AZ
Aircraft: Burkhart Grob G102 ASTIR CS, registration: N128SS
Injuries: 1 Minor.
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 PLT INITIALLY LINED UP FOR A STRAIGHT-IN APPROACH TO LAND, BUT ON FINAL APPROACH, HE DECIDED TO MAKE A 360 DEG TURN TO LAND IN FRONT OF SPECTATORS WHO WERE ALONG THE BEGINNING OF THE AIRSTRIP. AS HE WAS COMPLETING THE TURN TO LAND, THE LEFT WING CONTACTED THE GROUND & THE GLIDER CRASHED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
OSTENTATIOUS DISPLAY..PILOT IN COMMAND
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