NTSB Identification: SEA83FU003.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21453.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 05, 1983 in INDEPENDENCE, OR
Aircraft: SUNBURST ULTRALIGHT, registration: NONE
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 PILOT STATED THAT HE WAS TRYING TO TEACH HIMSELF TO FLY HIS ULTRLIGHT. AFTER SEVERAL TAKEOFFS FROM A FRIENDS FIELD, A RATHER SEVERE CROSSWIND STARTED WHICH COMPLICATED LANDING.AFTER NUMEROUS PASSES AT THE SMALL STRIP, THE PILOT SAID HE DECIDED TO LAND DIRECTLY INTO THE WIND. AFTER TURNING FINAL, HE DECIDED THAT HE WAS GOING TOO FAST SO HE REDUCED POWER. THE NOSE DROPPED, AND BEFORE POWER COULD BE ADDED, GROUND CONTACT OCCURRED.

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..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE INITIAL TRAINING..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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