NTSB Identification: ATL83LA223.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20977.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 08, 1983 in ASHBURN, GA
Aircraft: ROLLADEN-SCHNEIDER LS-4A, registration: N60LS
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 WAS PARTICIPATING IN A SOARING CONTEST & WAS ON A ROUND ROBIN COURSE FROM CORDELE, GA TO PERRY, DAWSON, SYLVESTER & BACK TO CORDELE. ON THE RETURN LEG, THERE WAS INSUFFICIENT LIFT TO COMPLETE THE TRIP, SO AN ALTERNATE LANDING SITE (WHEAT FIELD) WAS SELECTED. DURING THE LANDING, THE LEFT WING CONTACTED A PATCH OF GRAIN THAT HAD NOT BEEN CUT. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE GLIDER GROUND LOOPED DAMAGING THE FUSELAGE & LEFT WING.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND
DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND
TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION
GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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