NTSB Identification: LAX84LA262.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24439.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 15, 1984 in EL MIRAGE, CA
Aircraft: MOLINO OY PIK-20B, registration: N222PK
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 PLT REPORTED THAT WHEN HE WAS 1/2 MI FROM THE RWY AT 835 FT AGL, HIS AIRSPEED WAS 70 KTS. WHILE DESCENDING THROUGH 400 FT AGL, HIS AIRSPEED FLICKERED 3 TIMES TO ZERO. THE 3RD TIME, IT STAYED AT ZERO & THE GLIDER DROPPED TO THE GROUND. THE REPORTED WIND 11 MI EAST WAS 160 DEG AT 10 KTS GUSTING 18 KTS. THE REPORTED WIND 22 MI NW WAS 160 DEG AT 1 KT. THE PLT REPORTED THAT AT THE ARPT, THE WINDSOCK ON TOP OF A LARGEHANGER INDICATED THE WIND WAS FROM 070 DEG.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..WINDSHEAR


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