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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70549
Last updated: 23 April 2019
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Date:18-MAY-1984
Time:12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic ll13 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
LET L-13 Blaník
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N3204F
C/n / msn: 026525
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:El Mirage, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE GLIDER PLT REPORTED THAT AFTER A RELEASE FROM THE TOW LINE, HE HAD DIFFICULTY FINDING LIFT. HE CONCENTRATED ON FINDING LIFT SO MUCH THAT HE BECAME DISORIENTED WITH RESPECT TO THE RWY. WHEN HE ELECTED TO RETURN TO THE ARPT, HE INADVERTENTLY SELECTED A NARROW STRIP USED BY ULTRALIGHT VEHICLES. THE PLT STATED THAT AFTER LANDING, HE SWERVED TO AVOID A TREE & THE GLIDER'S TAIL STRUCK THE GROUND.



Sources:

NTSB Identification: LAX84LA297


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Dec-2009 11:44 DColclasure Added
14-Jan-2015 15:30 captain Updated [Cn, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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