NTSB Identification: NYC83LNC07.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21443.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 22, 1983 in GROTON, VT
Aircraft: Bölkow B-1, registration: N911CW
Injuries: 1 Minor.
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 ON A X-COUNTRY FLT OF APRX 100 MILES. SHE REPORTED THAT ON THE LAST LEG OF THE FLT, A LACK OF 'LIFT' WAS ENCOUNTERED & AN OFF ARPT LANDING WAS INITIATED. WHILE ON FINAL APCH TO LAND IN A FIELD, THE GLIDER STRUCK A TELEPHONE WIRE APRX 30 FT AGL. THE WIRE & POLES WERE HIDDEN BY SURROUNDING TREES & THE WIRE WAS NOT SEEN BEFORE IMPACT. IMPACT WITH THE GROUND RESULTED IN DAMAGE TO THE LANDING GEAR & BELLY.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION
TERRAIN CONDITION..HIDDEN OBSTRUCTION(S)
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