NTSB Identification: NYC84LA237.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25796.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 08, 1984 in FAIRFIELD, PA
Aircraft: SCHLEICHER ASW-15, registration: N111SP
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 GLIDER WAS LANDED OFF ARPT DURING A RETURN FROM A ROUND ROBIN FLT AFTER EXPERIENCING A HIGH SINK RATE. DURING THE LANDING APPROACH POWER LINES HIDDEN IN A TREE LINE WERE NOT CLEARED AND THE COLLISION CAUSED THE ACFT TO YAW ABOUT 45 DEGREES. THE ACFT LANDED IN THIS YAWED CONDITION WHICH RESULTED IN DAMAGE TO THE AIRFRAME.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..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

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..GUY WIRE

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