Tuesday, October 3, 2017

L-23 Super Blanik, N260BA, Sky Soaring Inc: Accident occurred September 30, 2017 in Hampshire, Kane County, Illinois

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; DuPage, Illinois

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Sky Soaring Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N260BA

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA566
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, September 30, 2017 in Hampshire, IL
Aircraft: LET L 23 SUPER BLANIK, registration: N260BA
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 glider pilot reported that, during the base leg in the traffic pattern, the glider was "fast and too high." He added that, during the landing, he landed long, ran off the end of the runway, and the left wing struck a storage trailer parked on the left.

The glider sustained substantial damage to the left wing and fuselage.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the glider that would have precluded normal operation.

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