NTSB Identification: LAX84FA382.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25292.
Accident occurred Friday, July 06, 1984 in YERMO, CA
Aircraft: ENTWICKLUNGSGEMEINSCHAFT PHOEBUS C, registration: N880S
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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 PILOT ENCOUNTERED ADVERSE SOARING FLIGHT CONDITIONS DURING A LONG X-COUNTRY ATTEMPT AND WAS FORCED TO DIVERT TO AN INTERMEDIATE AIRPORT. ON A LONG GLIDE TO HIS SELECTED LANDING SITE, THE PILOT ENCOUNTERED HIGH POWERLINES. TURNING TO AVOID THEM , HE LOST CONTROL AND ENTERED AN UNCONTROLLED DESCENT.

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

AIRSPEED(VS)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PULL-UP..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,STATIC


Contributing Factors

CLEARANCE..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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