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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70479
Last updated: 23 April 2019
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Date:24-JUL-1985
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic ll13 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
LET L-13 Blaník
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N99954
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Huntsville, AL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
THE COMMERCIAL PLT WAS IN TRAINING FOR A GLIDER RATING & WAS ON A SUPERVISED SOLO FLT TO PRACTICE A LANDING. DURING THE TRAFFIC PATTERN, HE ROLLED OUT HI ON FINAL & EXTENDED THE SPOILERS TO ADJUST TO THE DESIRED GLIDE PATH, THEN RETRACTED THE SPOILERS TO THE 50% POSITION. SHORTLY THEREAFTER, HE REALIZED HE WAS LOW & RETRACTED THE SPOILERS. HOWEVER, HE WAS UNABLE TO GLIDE TO THE RWY. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE GLIDER COLLIDED WITH A HEDGE ROW ABOUT 50 FT SHORT OF THE RWY. THE PLT FELT THAT HIS EXPERIENCE FLYING POWERED ACFT MAY HAVE INTERFERED WITH HIS TRAINING IN GLIDERS.



Sources:

NTSB Identification: ATL85LKG11


Revision history:

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14-Dec-2009 01:30 DColclasure Added

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