NTSB Identification: CHI83LA223.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20668.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 21, 1983 in STANTON, MN
Aircraft: SCHREDER HP12A, registration: N544J
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 PILOT PERFORMED HIS PREFLIGHT CHECKS INCLUDING A FLIGHT CONTROL CHECK. AFTER LIFT OFF THE PILOT COULD NOT CONTROL THE PITCH OF THE GLIDER. AS THE PITCH INCREASED TO ABOUT 30 DEGREES HE ELECTED TO RELEASE THE TOW CABLE FROM THE TOW AIRCRAFT. THE GLIDER STALLED AND 'FELL OVER ON RIGHT WING' AT ABOUT 50 TO 100 FEET AND CONTACTED THE GROUND AT ABOUT A 40 DEGREE NOSE LOW ATTITUDE. EXAMINATION REVEALED THAT THE RUDDERVATOR WAS NOT PROPERLY INSTALLED.

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

FLIGHT CONTROL,ELEVATOR ATTACHMENT..IMPROPER

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

MAINTENANCE,INSTALLATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT CONTROL,ELEVATOR ATTACHMENT..IMPROPER

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