NTSB Identification: NYC84LA195.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25488.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 02, 1984 in SARATOGA, NY
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER 2-33, registration: N5708S
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.

GLIDER WAS ON FINAL APPROACH IN SEVERE TURBLENCE. ACFT DRIFTED ON FINAL APCH AND PLT USED FULL CONTROL DEFLECTION WITH NO EFFECT. A COLLISION WITH TREES RESULTED. THE PLT SAID THAT THE WIND BEFORE TAKEOFF WAS GREATER THEN 30 KTS FROM 360 DEGREES. THE APCH WAS BEING MADE TO RWY 05.

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..HIGH WIND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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