NTSB Identification: LAX84LA369.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25052.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 24, 1984 in LUCERNE VALLEY, CA
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS-126D, registration: N7712S
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 PLT REPORTED THAT DURING A WINCH LAUNCH WITH A LEFT X-WIND, THE WIND LIFTED THE LEFT WING & THE RIGHT WING CONTACTED THE GROUND. THE GLIDER THEN VEERED TO THE RIGHT & THE RIGHT WING HIT A WIND SOCK & A VEHICLE. HE REPORTED THAT A WIND-SHIFT HAD JUST OCCURRED & THE X-WIND WAS FROM 180 DEGS AT 10 KTS GUSTING TO 15 KTS.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..VEHICLE


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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