NTSB Identification: LAX85LA003.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26440.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 06, 1984 in TWENTYNINE PALM, CA
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS 2-33, registration: N2616H
Injuries: 2 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.

WHILE BEING TOWED AT AN ALT OF APRX 200 FT AGL GLIDER WAS BELOW NORMAL TOW POSITION. GLIDER WAS PUT INTO A NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE FOR CORRECTION AND THE WEAK LINK IN THE TOW LINE SEPARATED. GLIDER STALLED, RT WING DROPPED AND ACFT CONTACTED THE TERRAIN.

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..EXCESSIVE..DUAL STUDENT

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

PULL-UP..EXCESSIVE..DUAL STUDENT


Contributing Factors

ALTITUDE..IMPROPER..DUAL STUDENT


Contributing Factors

GLIDER LAUNCH/TOW EQUIPMENT..SEPARATION


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