NTSB Identification: MIA83LA157.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21347.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 12, 1983 in CHULUOTA, FL
Aircraft: Burkhart Grob G102, registration: N155SS
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 PLT REPORTED THAT AFTER HE WAS AIRBORNE FOR 40 MIN, HE WAS FORCED TO TERMINATE THE FLT DUE TO THE APCH OF A SEVERE RAIN SHOWER. HE STATED THAT WHEN THE ACFT WAS ON A FINAL APCH TO RWY 11, A SINK RATE DEVELOPED THAT HE COULD NOT ARREST. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT STRUCK TREES APRX 100 FT SHORT OF THE RWY. THE PLT STATED THAT RAIN STARTED FALLING AS HE EXITED THE ACFT. HE ATTRIBUTED THE SINK TO TURBULENCE FROM THE APPROACHING THUNDERSTORM.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..THUNDERSTORM


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT

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