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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70420
Last updated: 23 April 2019
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Date:13-APR-1985
Time:16:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic ll13 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
LET L-13 Blaník
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N90862
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Mansfield, MA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE TURNED ONTO FINAL APCH AT ABOUT 500 FT AGL & THE PATTERN WAS NORMAL UNTIL HE WAS ABOUT 1/3 MI FROM THE RWY THRESHOLD. THE GLIDER THEN BEGAN TO SINK RAPIDLY. THE PLT REALIZED THAT HE WOULD BE UNABLE TO GLIDE TO THE RWY, SO HE DECIDED TO LAND AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO AVOID A DITCH NEAR THE THRESHOLD. HE EXTENDED FULL SPOILERS & LANDED ON ROUGH TERRAIN. THE LEFT WING HIT A LARGE MOUND OF DIRT, DAMAGING THE GLIDER. THE PLT BELIEVED THAT HE MAY HAVE ENCOUNTERED WIND SHEAR.

Sources:

NTSB Identification: NYC85LA095


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Dec-2009 12:09 DColclasure Added
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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