NTSB Identification: FTW87LA199.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36259.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 16, 1987 in LITTLEFIELD, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/16/1989
Aircraft: LET L-13, registration: N9997Q
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.

THE PILOT ACTIVATED THE FLAPS WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH INSTEAD OF THE SPOILERS. WHEN THE GLIDER DID NOT DESCEND AS HE EXPECTED, A LEFT 360 DEGREE TURN WAS INITIATED TO LOSE ALTITUDE. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE THEN UNINTENTIONALLY STALLED THE AIRCRAFT WHILE IN THE LEFT TURN AND COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND SHORT OF THE RUNWAY.

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

LOWERING OF FLAPS..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SPOILER EXTENSION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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