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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 229598
Last updated: 2 October 2019
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Date:01-SEP-2018
Time:16:00
Type:Schweizer SGS 1 35
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N34107
C/n / msn: 50
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Burnet, TX -
Phase:
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Briggs, TX (TX23)
Destination airport:Briggs, TX (TX23)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot in the retractable-landing gear-equipped glider reported that, during flight, he could no longer find lift, so he selected a field for landing. During the approach, he did not use the Before Landing checklist, and he forgot to extend the landing gear. The glider landed on the lower fuselage and skidded across the grass surface before it collided with a barbed wire fence.
The glider sustained substantial damage to the canopy, fuselage, and rudder.
The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the glider that would have precluded normal operation.




Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to extend the landing gear before landing and to use the Before Landing checklist.



Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20180903X04013&key=1

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year 1 month
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

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