NTSB Identification: MIA88LA226.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37399.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 16, 1988 in FORT WALTON BCH, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: Evans Aircraft MAXAIR MU503, registration: N5358G
Injuries: 2 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.

WHILE ON A PERSONAL FLT WITH REPORTED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE VICINITY, THE PLT LOST CONTROL OF THE HOMEBUILT ACFT WHILE ON FINAL APRCH TO LAND. THE ACFT DESCENDED & COLLIDED WITH TERRAIN.

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:

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UPDRAFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT

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