NTSB Identification: LAX83LA273.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21596.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 07, 1983 in RENO, NV
Aircraft: I.C.A. Brasov IS-29D2, registration: N46045
Injuries: 2 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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, HE RECEIVED AN AERIAL TOW TO 2500 FT AGL, AND AFTER RELEASING, THE GLIDER ENCOUNTERED SINKING WX CONDITIONS. HE PROCEEDED BACK TO THE ARPT. AFTER ENTERING A DOWNWIND FOR LANDING, THE GLIDER REPORTEDLY ENCOUNTERED AN AREA OF EXTREME SINK. THE PLT FLEW AN ABBREVIATED PATTERN. DURING A 180 DEG TURN FROM DOWNWIND TO FINAL APCH, THE GLIDER STALLED & STARTED TO SPIN. THE PLT INITIATED CORRECTIVE ACTION, BUT THE GLIDER IMPACTED ON A GRASS STRIP BESIDE THE RWY BEFORE A FULL RECOVERY WAS MADE. THIS WAS THE PLT'S 1ST FLT IN THIS TYPE OF GLIDER.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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