NTSB Identification: NYC77DNC39
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: SCHNEIDER LS-1F, registration: N77VL

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2097   77/7/3    BENNINGTON,VT       SCHNEIDER LS-1F     CR-  0  1  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 31, 161
        TIME - 1613                    N77VL               PX-  0  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 89 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          NORTH ADAMS,MA              RETURN
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED DISTANCE
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - OTHER
           TERRAIN - HIGH OBSTRUCTIONS
        WEATHER BRIEFING - NO RECORD OF BRIEFING RECEIVED
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
        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                                                     315
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           6                                                       VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
        REMARKS- SINGLE WHEEL EQUIPPED. LOST LIFT. GLIDER MOVED FM ACCIDENT SCENE-NOT AUTHORIZED.

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