NTSB Identification: LAX84LA492.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25325.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 22, 1984 in MARANA, AZ
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS 1-36, registration: N3617U
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 PLT DELAYED HIS DESCENT/APPROACH TO HIS DESTINATION DUE TO WX. HE WAS UNABLE TO REACH HIS DESTINATION BECAUSE OF DOWNDRAFTS ENCOUNTERED IN THE DESCENT. DURING THE APPROACH (OFF AIRPORT) THE RIGHT WING TIP CONTACTED THE GROUND RESULTING IN A COLLISION WITH THE GROUND.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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