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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 69852
Last updated: 28 March 2019
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Date:26-JUN-1994
Time:14:45
Type:Schweizer SGS 2-32
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N1175S
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Plymouth, MA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Plymouth, MA
Destination airport:Plymouth, MA
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PILOT REPORTED THAT WHILE GLIDING, THERE WAS 'NO LIFT' SO HE DECIDED TO TURN BACK TOWARD THE DEPARTURE AIRPORT. HE ATTEMPTED TO 'FIND LIFT ALL THE WAY' BACK TO THE AIRPORT, BUT THERE WAS NONE. HE STATED THE AIRPLANE THEN ENCOUNTERED 'EXTREME DOWNDRAFTS OF AT LEAST 1,000 FEET PER MINUTE,' AND HE REALIZED HE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE A LANDING AT THE AIRPORT. HE ELECTED TO LAND ON A GOLF COURSE. AS HE APPROACHED TO LAND ON A FAIRWAY, HE NOTICED GOLFERS ON THE GROUND AHEAD OF HIM. HE BANKED STEEPLY TO AVOID THE GOLFERS, AND THE GLIDER 'SANK RAPIDLY.' THE GLIDER IMPACTED A TREE DURING THE LANDING ROLL. NO MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS WERE REPORTED.


Sources:

NTSB Identification: BFO94LA118


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Nov-2009 10:56 DColclasure Added
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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