NTSB Identification: LAX84LA052.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22738.
Accident occurred Friday, November 11, 1983 in FREMONT, CA
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS 2-33A, registration: N1239S
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.

AFTER RECEIVING AN AERO TOW TO 3,000 FT MSL & BEING RELEASED 5 MI FROM THE DEPARTURE ARPT, THE PLT THERMALED FOR ABOUT 5 MIN. HE THEN DESCENDED TO 2,300 FT MSL & TURNED BACK TOWARD THE ARPT. HE ENCOUNTERED 'HEAVY SINK' HAD INSUFFICIENT ALTITUDE TO REACH THE RWY. HE ATTEMPTED TO STRETCH HIS GLIDE & THE GLIDER STALLED AT 20 FT AGL ABOUT 100 YDS FROM THE ARPT.

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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