NTSB Identification: CHI86LA133.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31136.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 27, 1986 in GREGORY, MI
Aircraft: LET L-13, registration: N30LH
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 DURING LANDING THE RIGHT WING OF THE GLIDER TOUCHED THE GROUND CAUSING A RIGHT TURN. THE LEFT WING THEN CAUGHT ON A TRUCK TIRE CAUSING A 70 DEGREE TURN TO THE LEFT. THE GLIDER WAS STOPPED WHEN THE RIGHT WING STRUCK A BARN. HE WAS LATER TOLD THAT HE LANDED IN A QUARTERING TAILWIND OF 15 KTS GUSTING TO 20 KTS.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN KIND OF AIRCRAFT..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..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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