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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65136
Last updated: 28 April 2017
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Type:Schweizer SGS 2-33
Registration: N5728S
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: None
Location:Immokalee, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Immokalee, FL
Destination airport:Immokalee, FL
Investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America
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.


NTSB Identification: MIA07LA041

Revision history:

23-May-2009 08:08 DColclasure Added
04-Jul-2009 10:58 DColclasure Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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