NTSB Identification: MKC84FCD03.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25417.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 16, 1984 in AMES, IA
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGU2-22E, registration: N9920J
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 GLIDER PLT WHO HAD ONLY ABOUT 1 HOUR FLT TIME IN THIS MAKE OF GLIDER AND LESS THAN A HOUR TOTAL GLIDER TIME MISJUDGED THE WIND AND AFTER DRIFTING DOWNWIND WAS UNABLE TO MAKE IT BACK TO THE ARPT. A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE OFF ARPT IN A FARM FIELD.

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WIND INFORMATION..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER DESCENT RATE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..OPEN FIELD

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