NTSB Identification: NYC83LA011
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 17, 1982 in MECKLENBURG, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/17/1983
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS2-33AK, registration: N17965
Injuries: 2 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.

DURING APPROACH THE PILOT MISJUDGED THE WIND VELOCITY AND FAILED TO ALLOW FOR STRONG DOWNDRAFTS. THE GLIDER LOST ALTITUDE 4-500 FEET SHORT OF THE FIELD OVER A WOODEN AREA AND CAME TO REST IN A NOSED OVER POSITION IN THE TREES.

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

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

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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