NTSB Identification: LAX82DVG13
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, January 09, 1982 in CALISTOGA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/09/1983
Aircraft: SCHLEICHER ASW 20, registration: N10UP
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

ON FINAL APPROACH FOR LANDING, THE PILOT RETRACTED THE GEAR WHEN HE INTENDED TO ACTUATE THE SPOILERS. HE LANDED WITH THE GEAR RETRACTED AND SLID INTO A FENCE AT THE END OF THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT WHEN THE GEAR HANDLE IS IN THE DOWN POSITION, IT IS NEXT TO AND ABOUT ONE INCH BELOW THE SPOILER HANDLE. HE ALSO NOTED THAT IN MOST GLIDERS, THE GEAR HANDLE IS LOCATED COMPLETELY CLEAR OF THE SPOILER HANDLE AND/OR IT IS OF A DIFFERENT SHAPE.

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

GEAR RETRACTION..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SPOILER EXTENSION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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