NTSB Identification: MIA82DA186
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, September 04, 1982 in HIGH SPRINGS, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/04/1983
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS 1-26B, registration: N2460W
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE PILOT WAS ON A ROUND ROBIN CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT. ON THE LAST LEG OF THE FLIGHT, HE WAS UNABLE TO LOCATE SUFFICIENT LIFT TO REACH THE DESTINATION. A LARGE, UNOBSTRUCTED FIELD WAS SELECTED FOR A LANDING. HOWEVER, THE FIELD CONTAINED A STAND OF WAIST HIGH COFFEE WEEDS WHICH THE PILOT DID NOT RECOGNIZE FROM THE AIR, HE THOUGHT HE WOULD BE LANDING IN A PASTURE. DURING THE LANDING, THE GLIDER WAS DAMAGED WHEN IT ENCOUNTERED THE TALL WEEDS.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION

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