NTSB Identification: FTW84FU007.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25390.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 10, 1984 in SPENCER, OK
Aircraft: WEEDHOPPER B, registration: NONE
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 AIRMAN TOOK OFF ON A WINDY DAY AND BEGAN TO HAVE DIFFICULTY CONTROLING HIS VEHICLE. THIS VEHICLE HAD A 34 FT SOARING WING WITH NO AILERONS. THE PILOT DECIDED TO LAND AND WAIT FOR BETTER FLYING CONDITIONS. DURING THE LANDING, A WING DROPPED AND BEFORE THE RUDDER COULD AFFECT A RECOVERY THE WING TIP HIT AN IRRIGATION SYSTEM. EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE FAILED TO REVEAL ANY EVIDENCE OF A PREIMPACT MECHANICAL FAILURE.

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


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