NTSB Identification: NYC83LA154.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21278.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 05, 1983 in FREEPORT, PA
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER 2-33, registration: N65859
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 GLIDER COLLIDED WITH A FENCE DURING LANDING. THE GLIDER HAD EXPERIENCED LOSS OF LIFT SHORTLY AFTER A RELEASE FROM TOW AT 2500 FT AGL. HEAVY SINK AND ALT LOSS WAS ENCOUNTERED AND CONTINUED. THE PILOT STARTED A LONG STRAIGHT IN FINAL APPROACH TO LAND BUT IT WAS STARTED A LITTLE LATE AND THE GLIDER HAD INSUFFICIENT ALT LEFT TO CLEAR A FENCE AT THE APPROACH END OF THE RWY. THE GLIDER WINGS STRUCK THE FENCE POSTS. THE PILOT WAS NOT INJURED.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT

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