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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70551
Last updated: 14 May 2019
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Date:26-MAY-1984
Time:13:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic ls4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rolladen-Schneider LS4-a
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N245JD
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Pepperell, MA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE GLIDER WAS ATTEMPTING A TOW-LAUNCH WHEN THE RIGHT WING TIP STRUCK A CLUMP OF HIGH GRASS. THE GLIDER YAWED RIGHT AND COLLIDED WITH THE ASPHALT RWY, BREAKING THE FUSELAGE AND COLLAPSING THE LANDING GEAR. THE PILOT STATED THAT THE GRASS WAS TOO HIGH FOR A LOW WING SAILPLANE.



Sources:

NTSB Identification: NYC84LA188


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Dec-2009 11:56 DColclasure Added
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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