ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70006
Last updated: 21 November 2014
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Date:08-JAN-1990
Time:
Type:Schweizer SGS 2-33A
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N2637H
C/n / msn: 447
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Kutztown, PA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:
Departure airport:Kutztown, PA
Destination airport:Kutztown, PA
Narrative:
THE PILOT PERFORMED A PRETAKEOFF INSPECTION OF THE GLIDER, BOARDED AND BELTED IN A PASSENGER, AND HOOKED THE GLIDER TO THE TOW PLANE. HE THEN ENTERED THE GLIDER AND SIGNALED TO THE TOW PLANE THAT HE WAS READY FOR TAKEOFF. HOWEVER, HE NOTICED AN IMBALANCE IN TRAVEL OF THE LEFT RUDDER, OPENED THE COCKPIT AND SIGNALED THAT HE WAS ABORTING THE FLIGHT. HE WAITED MOMENTARILY TO ASSURE HIMSELF THAT THE TOW PILOT HAD GOTTEN THE SIGNAL; WHEN THERE WAS INACTION ON THE PART OF THE TOW PILOT, THE GLIDER PILOT EXITED THE COCKPIT TO VISUALLY INSPECT THE RUDDER AREA. WHILE THE GLIDER PILOT WAS OUT OF THE COCKPIT AND THE PASSENGER IN THE REAR SEAT, THE TOW PILOT INITIATED A TAKEOFF. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE TOW PILOT RELEASED THE GLIDER AND IT CRASHED IN A TRAILER PARK.


Sources:
NTSB Identification: NYC90LA046


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Nov-2009 09:32 DColclasure Added
06-Apr-2010 22:48 penguin832 Updated [Cn, Narrative]
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