NTSB Identification: LAX84LA297.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25640.
Accident occurred Friday, May 18, 1984 in EL MIRAGE, AZ
Aircraft: LET L-13, registration: N3204F
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 GLIDER PLT REPORTED THAT AFTER A RELEASE FROM THE TOW LINE, HE HAD DIFFICULTY FINDING LIFT. HE CONCENTRATED ON FINDING LIFT SO MUCH THAT HE BECAME DISORIENTED WITH RESPECT TO THE RWY. WHEN HE ELECTED TO RETURN TO THE ARPT, HE INADVERTENTLY SELECTED A NARROW STRIP USED BY ULTRALIGHT VEHICLES. THE PLT STATED THAT AFTER LANDING, HE SWERVED TO AVOID A TREE & THE GLIDER'S TAIL STRUCK THE GROUND.

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

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


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