NTSB Identification: FTW83LA375.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23278.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 14, 1983 in LYONS, TX
Aircraft: SCHEMPP-HIRTH STANDARD CIRRUS, registration: N303RH
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.

WHILE ON THE RETURN PORTION OF A ROUND-ROBIN X-COUNTRY FLT, THE PLT LOST THERMAL LIFT & ELECTED TO LAND IN A PASTURE. HE GRADUALLY DESCENDED OVER THE PASTURE & PREPARED TO LAND. WHEN THE GLIDER WAS ABOUT 30 FT AGL, THE RIGHT WING TIP STRUCK THE TOP OF A TREE, THEN CARTWHEELED & HIT THE GROUND.

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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