NTSB Identification: CHI84FA225A.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24555.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 09, 1984 in STANTON, MN
Aircraft: SCHLEICHER AS-K13, registration: N3313
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious,1 Minor.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE TOW PLANE AND THE GLIDER IT HAD TOWED TO PATTERN ALT COLLIDED ON THE FINAL APPROACH OF THE TRAFFIC PATTERN. THE TOW PLANE WAS SUPPOSED TO FOLLOW THE SAILPLANE & LAND AFTER ITS TOW ROPE DROP. THERE WAS A LOW SUN GLARE ON THE HEADING OF THE BASE LEG. THE CFI IN THE GLIDER SAID HE DID NOT SEE THE TOW PLANE UNTIL THE GLIDER WAS AT ABOUT 200 FT AGL & 200 YARDS FROM TOUCHDOWN, THEN HE SAW A 'WHITE MOVEMENT' TO HIS LEFT. HE TURNED RIGHT, BUT WAS TOO LATE TO AVOID A COLLISION. HE SAID THERE WERE NO RADIOS IN EITHER ACFT.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..DUAL STUDENT

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT


Contributing Factors

COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT..NOT ATTAINED


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..SUNGLARE

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