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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 29668
Last updated: 9 December 2019
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Date:31-AUG-1991
Time:15:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic VENT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schempp-Hirth Ventus b
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N901DH
C/n / msn: 151
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Mojave, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
While participatingin a glider contest, the pilot traveled for 17NM and reached the first turn point in the specified triangular course. The glider pilot was low, and the pilot attempted to land at a nearby airstrip. Witnesses observed the glider flying low. When the glider turned toward the approach end of the runway it lost altitude and collided with a dirt berm on the edge of the runway. The distcription of the gliders flight path was based upon witnesses statments. The pilot had no memory of the accident flight.


Sources:

https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001212X17918&key=1
NTSB Identification: LAX91LA378


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
01-Aug-2009 07:42 harro Updated
02-Nov-2009 02:32 DColclasure Updated
19-Jan-2012 14:20 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Nature, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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