NTSB Identification: MIA88LA140.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36115.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 03, 1988 in WINTER HAVEN, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/13/1989
Aircraft: Start & Flug H101 SALTO, registration: N999WC
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE FLT ENTERED THE DOWNWIND LEG FOR LANDING WHEN THE PLT OBSERVED A GLIDER PARKED 600 FT FROM THE PLANNED TOUCHDOWN POINT. HE ELECTED TO LAND TO THE LEFT OF THE GLIDER & AFTER TURNING BASE THEN FINAL, OBSERVED INDIVIDUALS PUSHING IT TOWARDS THE PLANNED TOUCHDOWN POINT. HE ELECTED TO LAND BETWEEN THE APCH END AND THE GLIDER. AFTER TOUCHDOWN, HE APPLIED HEAVY BRAKING. THE NOSE OF HIS GLIDER DUG INTO THE GROUND THEN CAME TO REST. THE PLT STATED THAT HE SHOULD HAVE FLOWN OVER THE GLIDER THEN LANDED.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

BRAKES(NORMAL)..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..CONGESTED



Contributing Factors

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..CONFLICTING..GROUND PERSONNEL

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