NTSB Identification: IAD76DIG25
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: SCHLEICHER AS-K14, registration: N169US

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2502  76/8/16    MINERAL COUNTY,WV   SCHLEICHER AS-K14   CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 30, 393
        TIME - 1600                    N169US              PX-  0  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 93 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          EL MIRA,NY                 UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: FENCE,FENCEPOSTS                          IN FLIGHT: OTHER
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IN-FLIGHT DECISIONS OR PLANNING
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - DOWNDRAFT,UPDRAFTS
        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                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      75
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          310                                                       10
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      NONE
        REMARKS- RIDGE SOARING AND RAN INTO DOWN DRAFT OFF RIDGE. TOO LOW TO START ENG OR SET UP LDG PATTERN.

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