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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42406
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Date:27-JUN-1994
Time:15:34
Type:Silhouette image of generic G109 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grob G109B
Owner/operator:Central Oregon Soaring
Registration: N109KM
C/n / msn: 6356
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Bend, OR -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
WITNESSES OBSERVED THE MOTORIZED GLIDER MAKING LOW-LEVEL STEEP TURNS AND PORPOISING-TYPE MANEUVERS OVER THE PILOT'S PROPERTY AND NEAR A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE. THE LEFT WING AND NOSE THEN DROPPED, AND THE GLIDER IMPACTED THE GROUND. TOXICOLOGICAL TESTS WERE POSITIVE FOR TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL (MARIHUANA) (0.002 UG/ML BLOOD), THC CARBOXYLIC ACID (MARIHUANA) (0.012 UG/ML BLOOD, 0.158 UG/ML URINE), ALPRAZOLAM (0.035 UG/ML BLOOD), DIAZEPAM (0.207 UG/ML BLOOD), AND NORDIAZEPAM (0.305 UG/ML BLOOD). CAUSE: THE PILOT'S IMPAIRMENT OF JUDGMENT AND PERFORMANCE DUE TO DRUGS, WHICH LED TO HIS FAILURE TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001206X01629
NTSB Identification: SEA94LA156


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
26-Oct-2009 11:17 DColclasure Updated
23-Sep-2011 03:32 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Plane category, ]
29-Sep-2011 02:41 Uli Elch Updated [Source, Plane category, ]
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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