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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42953
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Date:22-APR-1992
Time:15:30
Type:Glaser-Dirks DG-600/18M
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N107T
C/n / msn: 6-93M39
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Newnan Coweta County Airport - KCCO, GA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:KCCO
Destination airport:KCCO
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
DURING THE INITIAL CLIMB AFTER TAKE OFF, WITNESSES NOTED THAT THE ENGINE ON THE MOTORIZED GLIDER HAD QUIT OR WAS SPUTTERING. THE GLIDER PASSED OVER TWO ADDITIONAL WITNESSES, JUST ABOVE THE TREE TOPS, WITH THE PROPELLER WINDMILLING. THE ENGINE WAS AGAIN HEARD BUT WAS DESCRIBED AS TOO LOUD & RACING. AFTERWARDS THE SOUND OF AN IMPACT WAS HEARD. AN EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE FAILED TO REVEAL AN EXPLANATION FOR THE LOSS OF ENGINE POWER. THE FLIGHT CONTROLS WERE FOUND INTACT & FUNCTIONAL. AN EXAMINATION OF THE ACCIDENT SITE INDICATED THAT THE GLIDER HAD IMPACTED IN A NEARLY VERTICAL NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. IT CRASHED IN AN OPEN FIELD JUST AFTER OVERFLYING THE EDGE OF THE TREE LINE WHICH BORDERED THE OPEN FIELD. CAUSE: THE LOSS OF ENGINE POWER FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS, AND THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN AIRSPEED, WHICH RESULTED IN AN INADVERTENT STALL AT TOO LOW OF AN ALTITUDE TO EFFECT RECOVERY.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X14380
NTSB Identification: ATL92LA086


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
27-Oct-2009 12:09 DColclasure Updated
25-May-2013 19:34 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage]
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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