NTSB Identification: NYC86LA065.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31704.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 18, 1986 in HILLTOWN, PA
Aircraft: CESSNA 305-L-19, registration: N5171G
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 CESSNA WAS TOWING A GLIDER WHEN AT AN ALTITUDE OF ABOUT 150 FEET TO ABOUT 200 FEET, A DECREASE IN RPM WAS EXPERIENCED. THE GLIDER WAS DETACHED FROM THE AIRCRAFT, THE NOSE WAS LOWERED AND A LEFT TURN MADE WHILE STILL OVER THE GLIDERPORT. A RAPID DESCENT WAS MADE WITH WINGS LEVELED, AS CONTACT WITH THE FROZEN GROUND WAS MADE. THE RIGHT GEAR BROKE AT THE FUSELAGE AND THE WING DROPPED AS THE AIRCRAFT SKIDDED ALONG THE GROUND.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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