NTSB Identification: LAX84LA135.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22516.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 18, 1983 in MOKULEIA, HI
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS-2-33A, registration: N17SH
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 PLT WAS RATED FOR AIRPLANES & HELICOPTERS, BUT DID NOT HAVE A GLIDER RATING. HE HAD ONLY 2.5 HRS IN GLIDERS, ALL OF WHICH WAS IN THIS SAME MAKE & MODEL. DURING A SOLO INSTRUCTIONAL FLT, HE ENCOUNTERED A HIGH SINK WHILE ON A BASE TURN TO LAND. HE STATED THAT AFTER EXPERIENCING THE SINK RATE, HE HAD INSUFFICIENT ALTITUDE TO REACH THE RWY. THE PLT REPORTED THAT JUST PRIOR TO TOUCHDOWN, HE ENCOUNTER A GUST OF WIND, THE LEFT WING CONTACTED THE GROUND & THE ACFT GROUND LOOPED.

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT



Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN KIND OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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