NTSB Identification: MIA85LA030.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26467.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 10, 1984 in HOMESTEAD, FL
Aircraft: LET L-13, registration: N8208
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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, A DOWNDRAFT WAS ENCOUNTERED ON BASE LEG CAUSING THE ACFT TO DESCEND AND DECELERATE. UNABLE TO REACH THE RWY THE GLIDER LANDED IN AN ORCHARD.

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT

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