NTSB Identification: NYC78FFJ17
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: SCHLEICHER ASK-14, registration: N9417

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1881  78/4/25    WEST VALLEY,NY      SCHLEICHER ASK-14   CR-  0  1  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             STUDENT, AGE 65, UNK/NR
        TIME - 1255                    N9417               PX-  0  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, UNK/NR IN
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            TYPE, NOT INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - RILEY FIELD
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          WEST VALLEY,NY              LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  LANDING: TRAFFIC PATTERN-CIRCLING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - SELECTED WRONG RUNWAY RELATIVE TO EXISTING WIND
           WEATHER - UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITIONS
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          CLEAR                                                    UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
          NONE                                                      45
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           8                                                       VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
        REMARKS- GLIDER WAS EQUIPPED WITH A HIRTH ENGINE.WIND GUSTING TO 15KTS.

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