NTSB Identification: DEN84LA276.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25427.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 02, 1984 in CALHAN, CO
Aircraft: MOLINO OY PIK-20, registration: N858E
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.

THE GLIDER STRUCK A BARBED WIRE FENCE WHILE LANDING IN A PASTURE. THE PLT SAID HE ENCOUNTERED A DOWNWASH AT THE EDGE OF A STORM THAT RESULTED IN AN 800 FPM RATE OF DESCENT AND FORCED LANDING.

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

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


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT

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