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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 35933
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Date:22-JUN-1986
Time:17:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic ls4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rolladen-Schneider LS4-a
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N430RH
C/n / msn: 4384
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Rochester, VT -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Warren, VT (0B7)
Destination airport:Warren, VT (OB7)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PILOT WAS PARTICIPATING IN A X-COUNTRY SOARING RACE. APROX 15 MILES FROM DESTINATION AND FOR UNKNOWN REASONS, THE PILOT EXPERIENCED IN FLIGHT COLLISION WITH TERRAIN. THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF PRE-IMPACT MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE. THE PILOT WAS CERTIFICATED AND QUALIFIED FOR THE FLIGHT. ANOTHER GLIDER PLT SAW THE ACC ACFT AS IT CIRCLED TO GAIN ALT TO CLEAR A RIDGE FOR LANDING. VISUAL CONTACT WAS LOST AND A SHORT TIME LATER A WINGTIP WAS SEEN IN AN OPEN FIELD. THERE WERE NO KNOWN WITNESSES TO THE CRASH. ON SITE INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE WING HAD SEPARATED DURING IMPACT AND THE FUSELAGE WAS DAMAGED ON THE RT SIDE OF THE COCKPIT. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X33988
NTSB Identification: NYC86FNC04


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
09-Dec-2009 01:12 DColclasure Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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