NTSB Identification: MIA83FU003.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21455.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 19, 1983 in LAKE WORTH, FL
Aircraft: EIPPER QUICKSILVER, registration: NONE
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 ULTRALIGHT COLLIDED WITH A TREE WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH TO LAND IN AN OPEN AREA. THIS WAS THE PILOT'S FIRST FLT IN AN ULTRALIGHT ACFT. HE SAID THAT THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED WHEN HE MADE AN IMPROPER WEIGHT SHIFT IN AN EFFORT TO AVOID A COLLISION WITH THE TREE. THE PILOT BROKE HIS LEG IN THE COLLISION. WEIGHT SHIFT IN THIS ACFT IS A MEANS OF FLT CONTROL WITH THE ACFT GOING IN THE DIRECTION OF THE SHIFT.

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

PERFORMANCE DATA..NOT UNDERSTOOD..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MANEUVER..NOT UNDERSTOOD..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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