NTSB Identification: DEN83FTE09.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21072.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 04, 1983 in ELDORADO SPRGS., CO
Aircraft: LINK-JOHNSON-CHESSMAN HP-16, registration: N9025N
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 CRASHED INTO A MOUNTAIN WHILE MANEUVERING DURING VMC WEATHER. THE PILOT WAS FATALLY INJURED. THE GLIDER IMPACTED THE FACE OF BEAR PEAK MOUNTAIN NEAR THE 7900 FT. LEVEL. THE FUSELAGE WAS CRUSHED THE WINGS SEPARATED AND THE PILOT, WHO HAD UNDONE HIS RESTRAINT SYSTEM, WAS THROWN FROM THE ACFT AND WAS LOCATED ABOUT 100 FT DOWN THE MOUNTAIN FACE. THE ACCIDENT WAS NOT SURVIVABLE DUE TO IMPACT FORCES.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY

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