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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30655
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Date:12-JUL-1988
Time:14:35 PDT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schempp-Hirth Discus B
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N554T
MSN: 11
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Minden, NV -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Minden, NV
Destination airport:
Narrative:
ACFT WERE ASCENDING IN THE SAME THERMAL DURING NATIONAL SOARING COMPETITION AND COLLIDED IN FLIGHT. N554T SUSTAINED LOSS OF THE HORIZONTAL TAIL IN COLLISION, FOLLOWED BY LOSS OF CONTROL IN FLIGHT. THE PILOT PARACHUTED SAFELY. N130JB SUSTAINED MINOR DAMAGE AND LANDED SAFELY. PILOTS STATED THEY HAD LOST VISUAL CONTACT WITH EACH OTHER.



Sources:

NTSB Identification: SEA88LA128A
http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/discus.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
03-Dec-2009 22:54 DColclasure Updated
20-Dec-2012 17:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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