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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 41011
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Date:22-JAN-1994
Time:14:10
Type:PZL-Bielsko SZD-48-1 Jantar Standard 2
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N48DF
C/n / msn: B-1218
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Warner Springs, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Warner Springs, CA
Destination airport:Warner Springs, CA
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PILOT WAS CONDUCTING A LOCAL AREA VISUAL FLIGHT RULES GLIDER FLIGHT. WHILE MANEUVERING OVER A MOUNTAINOUS AREA, THE PILOT ENTERED INTO A SPIN. A TOW PLANE PILOT IN THE AREA REPORTED THAT HE FIRST SAW THE GLIDER IN A FULLY DEVELOPED SPIN AND THAT THE PILOT MADE NO APPARENT ATTEMPT TO RECOVER. THE PILOT HAD RECEIVED ACROBATIC AND SPIN RECOVERY TRAINING. THE GLIDER CRASHED IN A NEAR VERTICAL NOSE-DOWN ATTITUDE. INVESTIGATORS FOUND NO EVIDENCE OF ANY PREEXISTING MALFUNCTIONS OR FAILURES WHICH WOULD HAVE EFFECTED THE RECOVERY. THE POSTMORTEM EXAMINATION SHOWED NO EVIDENCE OF ANY PREEXISTING CONDITION OR DISEASE WHICH WOULD HAVE DETRACTED FROM THE PILOT'S ABILITY TO FLY A GLIDER. CAUSE: THE PILOT'S IMPROPER REMEDIAL ACTION TO RECOVER FROM THE SPIN. THE INTENTIONAL STALL/SPIN WAS A FACTOR IN THIS ACCIDENT.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001206X00646
NTSB Identification: LAX94LA102


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
22-Oct-2009 22:28 DColclasure Updated
05-Jun-2014 18:27 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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