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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70962
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Date:11-JUN-1983
Time:16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic ll13 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
LET L-13 Blaník
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N160AS
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Maricopa, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE SAILPLANE COLLIDED WITH A SMALL TREE AND GROUNDLOOPED DURING A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING. THE PILOT STATED THE ACFT HAD ENCOUNTERED A HIGH SINK RATE WHILE GLIDING AT 5000 FT. A RIDGE WAS BETWEEN THE PILOT AND THE INTENDED ROUTE. THE PILOT ELECTED TO LAND SHORT OF THE RIDGE LINE IN THE DESERT. DURING THE FLARE FOR LANDING THE ACFT'S LEFT WING HIT A MESQUITE BUSH ABOUT 8 TO 10 FT AGL AND SPUN AROUND. THE WEATHER WAS REPORTED BY THE PILOT AS CLEAR WITH GUSTY WINDS AND A TEMPERATURE OF 105 DEGREES F.



Sources:

NTSB Identification: LAX83LA280


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Jan-2010 04:19 DColclasure Added
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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