NTSB Identification: LAX84LA412.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24708.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 03, 1984 in FREMONT, CA
Aircraft: MOLINO OY PIK 20E, registration: N705W
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 PLT STATED THAT DURING TAKEOFF, THE MOTORIZED GLIDER HAD JUST LIFTED OFF WHEN THE RIGHT WING DROPPED & HIT TALL WEEDS NEXT TO THE 20 FT WIDE PAVED RWY. THE WEEDS WERE ABOUT 2 1/2 FT TALL. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE GLIDER 'GROUND LOOPED' TO THE RIGHT & THE FUSELAGE FAILED. THE PLT STATED THAT THE ARPT WAS NOT MAINTAINED PROPERLY FOR ACFT WITH LOW WINGS THAT MAY HAVE TO BE LOWERED TO CORRECT FOR WIND CONDITIONS.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION

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