NTSB Identification: LAX84LA276.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24483.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 29, 1984 in VACAVILLE, CA
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS 1-26D, registration: N7562
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 STUDENT, GLIDER PLT STATED THAT HE ENCOUNTERED A LOSS OF LIFT WHILE ON THE DOWNWIND SIDE OF A HILL. SUBSEQUENTLY, HE SELECTED A FIELD FOR AN OFF-ARPT LANDING. ON FINAL APCH, THE PLT NOTICED A FENCE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD & WAS UNABLE TO AVOID IT. HE REPORTED THE WIND WAS FROM THE SOUTHWEST AT 15 GUSTING 25 KTS.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT



Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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