NTSB Identification: DEN84FTM04.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26693.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 29, 1984 in BRIGHAM CITY, UT
Aircraft: Rolladen-Schneider LS3, registration: N8JN
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 ACFT IMPACTED ON A MOUNTAIN RIDGE DURING A 60 DEG LEFT BANK. THE PLT HAD BEEN IN RADIO COMMUNICATION WITH ANOTHER GLIDER PLT NEAR HIS FLT AREA. JUST PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT HE RADIOED THAT HE WAS GOING AROUND A MOUNTAIN POINT IN SEARCH OF A THERMAL. WHEN NO MORE COMMUNICATIONS WERE HEARD, THE ACCOMPANYING FLT FLEW AROUND THE POINT & FOUND THE ACCIDENT WRECKAGE. THE WRECKAGE WAS INTACT WITH EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO THE FWD FUSELAGE. THE ELT IN THE PLTS COMPARTMENT WAS SHATTERED.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..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

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