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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70553
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Date:28-MAY-1984
Time:13:30
Type:Schweizer SGS 1-26D
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N7710S
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Lucerne Valley, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PLT REPORTED THAT HIS GLIDER WAS THE 3RD TO LAUNCH (USING AN AUTO TOW) ON A DISTANCE COMPLETION FLT. HE RELEASED THE TOW CABLE AT ABOUT 900 FT & BEGAN SEARCHING FOR LIFT. NO LIFT WAS FOUND. AFTER A SHORT TIME, HE ATTEMPTED TO RETURN TO THE DEPARTURE POINT. WHILE MANEUVERING AT LOW ALT ON BASE LEG, A THERMAL WAS ENCOUNTERED AND THE PLT'S VISIBILITY WAS MOMENTARILY RESTRICTED BY A DUST PLUME. AT ABOUT THAT TIME, THE GLIDER STALLED, ITS RIGHT WING TIP CONTACTED TERRAIN & IT CARTWHEELED. AFTER THE ACCIDENT, THE DIRECTION OF LAUNCH WAS CHANGED DUE TO A WIND SHIFT. THE PLT STATED, THE APCH 'WAS BAD PLANNING ON MY PART.'

Sources:

NTSB Identification: LAX84LA327


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Dec-2009 12:04 DColclasure Added
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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