Sunday, July 30, 2017

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

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

N304MG LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N304MG

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
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: HOMESTEAD
State: FLORIDA




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.

Original article and video ► http://wsvn.com

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