NTSB Identification: ATL85FMG06.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28381.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 20, 1985 in CHESTER, SC
Aircraft: LET L-13, registration: N96AS
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE GLIDER LANDED ABOUT 150 FT SHORT OF THE RWY ON THE PLTS 1ST SOLO IN THIS ACFT. HE SAID HE NOTICED A RAPID DROP IN ALT AT 55 MPH ON FINAL APPROACH AND BEGAN TO CHANGE SPOILER POSITION TO COMPENSATE. HE COMPLAINED THAT THE STIFFNESS OF THE OPERATION OF THE SPOILERS MAY HAVE MISLED HIM AS TO THE FLT POSITION.

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..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


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

FLT CONTROL SYST,WING SPOILER SYSTEM..BINDING(MECHANICAL)

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