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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 66007
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Type:Glasflügel H-201B Standard Libelle
Registration: N3650
C/n / msn: 166
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Hampshire, IL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Union, IL (55LL)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The glider sustained substantial damage when it struck a rock while conducting an off-airport landing. The pilot reported that during the 2 hour and 40 minute flight he reached a maximum altitude of 8,200 feet agl. The pilot reported that the glider lost altitude for the remainder of the flight. The pilot stated that he realized he would be unable to reach the airport and decided to perform an off-airport landing to an nearby agricultural field. The pilot reported that upon landing he felt the tail wheel strike something hard. When he exited the aircraft, he found he had struck a large rock which was not visible when he made his landing.
Probable Cause: The unsuitable terrain encountered by the pilot during the off airport landing. A factor was the rock.



Revision history:

27-Jun-2009 22:32 DColclasure Added
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
08-Dec-2017 18:46 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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