NTSB Identification: NYC82FFJ18
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, September 05, 1982 in DANSVILLE, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/05/1983
Aircraft: I.C.A. Brasov IS-28B2, registration: N52RS
Injuries: 2 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED DURING A TOW TAKEOFF. THE TOW PLANE PLT STATED HE BROKE GROUND ABOUT 70 MPH AT THE SAME SPOT AS PREVIOUS TOWS. UPON REACHING THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RWY HE FELT HIS ACFT DECELERATING & LOSING ALTITUDE. WITH DECLINING AIRSPEED, NO CLIMB CAPABILITY & A SURROUNDING ENVIRONMENT OF TREES, HE RELEASED THE SAILPLANE. THE PLT OF THE SAILPLANE TRIED TO REACH AN ABANDONED RR TRACK, TURNED 180 DEG TO AVOID HOUSES & CRASHED INTO A SMALL STORAGE BLDG. EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE DISCLOSED THE WING SPOILERS TO BE FULLY DEPLOYED WITH THE HANDLE FULL AFT IN THE FULLY DEPLOYED POSITION. A PLT WITNESS ALSO THOUGHT HE NOTICED THE SPOILERS EXTENDED DURING TAKEOFF.

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

SPOILER EXTENSION..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

GLIDER LAUNCH/TOW EQUIPMENT..DISCONNECTED


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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