asn logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 41108
Last updated: 28 November 2015
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.
Time:12:00 LT
Type:Eiri-Avion PIK-20D
Registration: N199A
C/n / msn: 20537
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport - KGUC, CO -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:KGUC
Destination airport:KGUC
The pilot was attending an "Aviation Weekend" sponsored by the town of Crested Butte, Colorado. He had flown in this area often and was acquainted with the terrain and weather. After being towed to an area near the northwest corner of Mount Crested Butte, a normal release was made. In a radio transmission to the glider, the tow pilot noted that there was very little lift, but maybe he (tow pilot) had felt something on the northside of the mountain as he was circeling back to land after the released. The message was acknowleged by the glider pilot, who then took a picture of the towing aircraft. The glider pilot then proceeded to the oth side of the mountain where he crashed on the north face of Mount Crested Butte. The glider had impacted a pine tree with it's left wing root, severing both wings and the tree.

NTSB Identification: DEN82FTE22

Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
05-Jan-2010 06:20 DColclasure Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Phase, Source]
15-Nov-2013 16:14 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
Number of views: 784

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description