ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68284
Last updated: 24 May 2013
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Narrative:Crashed on finals to runway 33. The pilot used air brakes although he was already low on approach. The glider struck a tree and crashed.
|Type:||Schleicher ASK 23B|
|C/n / msn:|| 23085|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||near Itakura -
|Departure airport:||Itakura Gliding Field|
|Destination airport:||Itakura Gliding Field|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "In this accident, it is considered probable that, during the final approach to the Gliding Field, the Glider crashed to the ground, as the Captain deployed the Air Brakes despite a low altitude, the Glider losing altitude, then the RH wing hit the top of a tree under the final approach path. The reason why the Captain deployed the Air Brakes could not be ascertained."
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