NTSB Identification: DEN84LA009.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22340.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 16, 1983 in FALCON, CO
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS 2-33A, registration: N1232S
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.

DURING THE DESCENT FOR LANDING, THE PLT OBSERVED THAT THE WIND WAS FROM THE SOUTH. THE PLT DECIDED TO LAND DOWNWIND IN THE UPSLOPING DIRECTION OF THE GLIDER STRIP RATHER THAN UPWIND IN THE DOWNSLOPING DIRECTION. HE MADE HIS BASE LEG TOO CLOSE TO THE STRIP & HE WAS HIGH & FAST ON FINAL. DURING THE LANDING FLARE A GUST OF WIND RAISED THE LEFT WING WHICH CAUSED THE RIGHT WING TO DRAG & THE GLIDER TO GROUND LOOP. THE WIND WAS GUSTING TO 25 KTS.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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