NTSB Identification: ATL83LA322.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25554.
Accident occurred Monday, August 08, 1983 in CORDELE, GA
Aircraft: EIRIAVION OY PIK-20B, registration: N20PE
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 PLT WAS COMPETING IN A REGIONAL SOARING CONTEST. WHILE EN ROUTE FROM THE 1ST TURN POINT HE ENCOUNTER RAIN & ELECTED TO LAND IN A PASTURE. DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE TAIL SKID STRUCK A HOLE WHICH CRACKED THE FUSELAGE, IMMEDIATELY FORWARD OF THE EMPENNAGE.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


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