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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70785
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Date:05-JUN-1983
Time:15:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic s233 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schweizer SGS 2-33
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N65859
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Freeport, PA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE GLIDER COLLIDED WITH A FENCE DURING LANDING. THE GLIDER HAD EXPERIENCED LOSS OF LIFT SHORTLY AFTER A RELEASE FROM TOW AT 2500 FT AGL. HEAVY SINK AND ALT LOSS WAS ENCOUNTERED AND CONTINUED. THE PILOT STARTED A LONG STRAIGHT IN FINAL APPROACH TO LAND BUT IT WAS STARTED A LITTLE LATE AND THE GLIDER HAD INSUFFICIENT ALT LEFT TO CLEAR A FENCE AT THE APPROACH END OF THE RWY. THE GLIDER WINGS STRUCK THE FENCE POSTS. THE PILOT WAS NOT INJURED.



Sources:

NTSB Identification: NYC83LA154


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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