ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68284
Last updated: 16 September 2014
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Date:28-DEC-2008
Time:1512
Type:Schleicher ASK 23B
Owner/operator:private
Registration: JA2382
C/n / msn: 23085
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:near Itakura -   Japan
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Itakura Gliding Field
Destination airport:Itakura Gliding Field
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.
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."

Sources:
http://araic.assistmicro.co.jp/jtsb/aircraft/kensaku/detail.asp?ID=1958
http://www.mlit.go.jp/jtsb/eng-air_report/JA2382.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Sep-2009 03:17 harro Added
30-Sep-2009 11:23 harro Updated
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