NTSB Identification: LAX84LA037.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21846.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 23, 1983 in NEW RIVER, AZ
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS 2-33A, registration: N7558
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 STUDENT PLT WAS ON HIS 9TH SOLO LANDING WHEN HE LANDED ON RWY 27 WITH A X-WING FROM 200 DEG AT 10 KTS. DURING THE LANDING, THE GLIDER DRIFTED TO THE NORTH INTO SOME BUSHES, THEN SWERVED INTO A TREE. THE PLT REPORTED THAT UPON LANDING, HE LOWER THE WRONG WING (RIGHT WING) & ALLOWED THE GLIDER TO DRIFT TO THE NORTH.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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