NTSB Identification: SEA84LA184.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25286.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 26, 1984 in MCMINNVILLE, OR
Aircraft: HEVERON SANDPIPER 83B, registration: N4751N
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

A STUDENT PILOT LOST CONTROL OF AN ULTRALIGHT VEHICLE WHEN HE ENCOUNTERED A LOCAL GUSTY WIND CONDITION AT 200' AGL AND COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND IN AN UNCONTROLLED DESCENT. THE ULTRALIGHT WAS BUILT FOR REGISTRATION AS AN EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT, BUT DOCUMENTATION HAD NOT BEEN COMPLETED.

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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