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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 224500
Last updated: 8 April 2021
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Time:14:45 LT
Type:Glaser-Dirks DG-500M
Owner/operator:Iwami Kaze-no-Oka Flying Club
Registration: JA2500
C/n / msn: 5E41M19
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Iwami Airport (IWJ/RJOW) -   Japan
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Iwami Airport (IWJ/RJOW)
Destination airport:Iwami Airport (IWJ/RJOW)
A motor glider of Iwami Kaze-no-Oka (Wind Hill) Flying Club experienced a belly-landing short of the runway 11 of Iwami Airport, and slid onto the runway threshold. The fuselage aft the cockpit was broken. No personal injuries were reported among the pilot and the passenger. The glider took off from Iwami at 14:27 LT for a half hour sightseeing flight. According to the initial news reports, the pilot reported an engine trouble, just before the landing. He retracted the gears to reduce the drag, and tried to belly-land on the runway, however, the aircraft fell on the grass short of the runway. Contrarily, JTSB website describes the belly-landing as a result of gear failure to deploy. The runway was closed for three hours, causing two commercial flights to be delayed more than an hour. JTSB launched an investigation as an aircraft accident.

Sources: (videos of morning flights at the accident day) (photo)

Revision history:

30-Apr-2019 05:22 isamuel Added
30-Apr-2019 10:55 RobertMB Updated [Source, Narrative]
08-May-2019 15:39 isamuel Updated [Source, Narrative]

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