NTSB Identification: MIA86LA070.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30484.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 02, 1986 in BROOKSVILLE, FL
Aircraft: LET L-13, registration: N26TS
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 PILOT STATED THAT HE ENCOUNTERED SINKING AIR & WAS UNABLE TO MAKE THE ARPT. HE ALSO STATED THAT HE WAS OPERATING EAST OF THE ARPT & THAT A SEABREEZE WIND FROM THE WEST EXISTED AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. THE EFFECTIVE GLIDE RATIO OF A GLIDER IS REDUCED WHEN FLYING INTO A HEADWIND.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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

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

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

WIND INFORMATION..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DISTANCE..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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