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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 69372
Last updated: 19 November 2017
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Type:Schweizer SGS 2-33A
Registration: N5725S
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:North Adams, MA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:North Adams, MA
Destination airport:North Adams, MA
Investigating agency: NTSB
The CFI reported that the certificated glider pilot had not flown consistently over the winter, and requested that the CFI accompany him on the accident flight. The CFI stated that the glider pilot handled the flight controls and maintained "...proper position behind the towplane..." but when the glider was about 250 feet above the ground, "...we encountered a wind gust...developed a minor amount of slack in the towrope. About three or four seconds after the rope became taut [again] it parted." The CFI reported that he assumed command of the glider and turned back to the airport where he performed a downwind landing on the grass strip adjacent to the runway. He stated that during the landing roll he intentionally ground looped the glider to avoid colliding with the blast fence at the end of the runway.


NTSB Identification: BFO95LA046

Revision history:

22-Oct-2009 22:29 DColclasure Added
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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