ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65136
Last updated: 30 January 2015
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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.
|Type:||Schweizer SGS 2-33|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Unknown|
|Location:||Immokalee, FL -
United States of America
|Phase:|| Take off|
|Departure airport:||Immokalee, FL|
|Destination airport:||Immokalee, FL|
NTSB Identification: MIA07LA041
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