NTSB Identification: FTW83FA102.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21557.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 29, 1983 in HEMPSTEAD, TX
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS 1-26B, registration: N2465W
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 GLIDER WAS OBSERVED TO STALL/SPIN DURING TURN FROM BASE TO FINAL. THE PLT WAS ENDORSED FOR SOLO IN THE HEAVIER BLANIK L-13 & SCHWEIZER 2-33, BUT NOT IN THE 1-26B. HIS LOGBOOK REVEALED FOUR INSTRUCTOR ENTRIES CONCERNING AIRSPEED CONTROL. THE ACFT WAS BEING OPERATED BY A SOARING CLUB.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE TRANSITION/UPGRADE TRAINING..COMPANY/OPERATOR MANAGEMENT

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