NTSB Identification: SEA84LA080.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23987.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 08, 1984 in MOUNT VERNON, WA
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS1-26C, registration: N4450N
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 SAILPLANE ENCOUNTERED DETERIDRATING THERMALS & ELECTED TO MAKE AN OFF AIRPORT LANDING AS HE DID NOT THINK HE COULD REACH THE AIRPORT. HE OVERSHOT THE SELECTED FIELD IN HIS ATTEMPT TO MISS SOME WIRES AT THE APCH END OF THE FIELD DESPITETHE USE OF SPOILERS & SIDE SLIPPING. THE ACFT STRUCK A DITCH ON ROLLOUT.

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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