ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65136
Last updated: 23 October 2014
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Date:06-JAN-2007
Time:1330 EST
Type:Schweizer SGS 2-33
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N5728S
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Immokalee, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:
Departure airport:Immokalee, FL
Destination airport:Immokalee, FL
Narrative:
Shortly after takeoff after being towed by an automobile, the "weak link" of the tow rope broke while the glider was at an altitude of 40 feet. The pilot-rated student pitched down and established landing attitude at about 5 feet. The glider made a hard landing, seriously injuring the CFI. The pilot-rated student was not injured. The failed "weak link" was discarded by the operator before the NTSB made contact.


Sources:
NTSB Identification: MIA07LA041


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-May-2009 08:08 DColclasure Added
04-Jul-2009 10:58 DColclasure Updated
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