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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 87490
Last updated: 15 October 2019
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Date:10-JAN-2011
Time:17:24
Type:Silhouette image of generic PT22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ryan ST-3KR
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N57027
C/n / msn: 1594
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Warner Springs Gliderport (CL35), Warner Springs, California -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Temecula, CA (F70)
Destination airport:Warner Springs, CA (CL35)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot and passenger were conducting a local flight when it became dark and they decided to divert to a nearby airport. As they approached the unlit airport, the left wing impacted the airport wind sock pole, located to the left of the approach end of the runway. Following the impact, the airplane collided with the ground. The accident occurred 2 minutes after the end of civil twilight.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from the wind sock pole during landing.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20110111X91058&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Jan-2011 03:00 slowkid Added
11-Jan-2011 13:17 Anon. Updated [Total fatalities]
14-Jan-2011 16:29 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Damage, Narrative]
28-Oct-2011 02:39 Geno Updated [Time, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 18:46 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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