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NTSB Identification: GAA18CA093
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, December 23, 2017 in Clermont, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/27/2018
Aircraft: LET L 23 SUPER BLANIK, registration: N389BA
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The student pilot reported that, during the first solo landing, the glider was “not straight” for the flare, and she attempted to correct with right rudder. Subsequently, she overcorrected, and the glider veered right and struck a hangar.
The glider sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and both wings.
The student pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the glider that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
  • The student pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during the landing flare.