Sunday, July 30, 2017

LET L-23 Super Blanik, 304MG, N304MG LLC: Accident occurred July 30, 2017 near Miami Homestead General Aviation Airport (X51), Miami-Dade County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida


NTSB Identification: GAA17CA477
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, July 30, 2017 in Homestead, FL
Aircraft: LET L 23 SUPER BLANIK, registration: N304MG

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

Glider on landing landed on top of a plant nursery.

Date: 30-JUL-17
Time: 20:15:00Z
Regis#: N304MG
Aircraft Make: LET
Aircraft Model: L23 SUPER BLANIK
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A small glider crash-landed on top of a South Florida plant nursery, Sunday afternoon.

Officials said the aircraft took off from the Homestead General Aviation Airport, earlier this afternoon. They said it hit some windshear on its landing approach and veered off course, landing on a nursery’s mesh covering in Southwest Miami-Dade.

No one was hurt.

The glider’s owner commended the pilot for taking safety precautions. “It’s one of those things that happens, sometimes. The good thing is, the glider, he slowed it up. He did what was correct,” said Steve Deal. “He slowed it up to a point where he probably, with the headwind, he probably touched down at about 25 miles an hour, so, very little risk for injury and, really, not much damage.”

The glider cannot be removed from its landing spot until the Federal Aviation Administration investigates.

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