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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42951
Last updated: 31 March 2019
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Date:12-MAY-1991
Time:14:30
Type:Glasflügel H-303 Mosquito
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N210TD
C/n / msn: 51
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Pearblossom, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Pearblossom, CA
Destination airport:Pearblossom, CA
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE CERTIFICATED PRIVATE GLIDER PILOT WAS RETURNING TO LAND AT HIS DEPARTURE AIRPORT AND WAS OBSERVED ON A LEFT BASE APPROACH ABOUT 100 TO 200 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND. THE GLIDER WAS FLYING SLOWLY AND AS A LEFT TURN WAS INITIATED TO A FINAL APPROACH HEADING, THE AIRCRAFT WAS OBSERVED TO SHUDDER AND STALL. THE GLIDER THEN DESCENDED VERTICALLY INTO A PEACH ORCHARD STRIKING TREES AND THE GROUND. THE PILOT WAS FATALLY INJURED AND THE GLIDER DESTROYED. CAUSE: THE FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE AIRSPEED TO AVOID STALLING THE AIRCRAFT.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?
NTSB Identification: LAX91LA211


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
02-Nov-2009 02:32 DColclasure Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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