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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 69854
Last updated: 5 December 2019
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Date:19-JUL-1994
Time:15:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic gr13 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grob G103 Twin Astir
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N38366
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Tehachapi, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Tehachapi, CA
Destination airport:Tehachapi, CA
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PILOT PLANNED TO GIVE THE PASSENGER A DEMONSTRATION FLIGHT IN THE GLIDER. THE OPERATOR REPORTED THAT THE REAR PORTION OF THE GLIDER'S CANOPY OPENED UP DURING TAKEOFF. THE PILOT RELEASED THE TOW LINE AND THEN LANDED AHEAD ON THE REMAINING RUNWAY. AFTER TOUCHDOWN, THE GLIDER GROUND LOOPED AND THE EMPENNAGE SEPARATED FROM THE FUSELAGE. THE GLIDER'S CANOPY LATCHING MECHANISM WAS SUBSEQUENTLY EXAMINED BY AN AIRCRAFT MECHANIC. THE LATCHING MECHANISM WAS FOUND IN WORKING ORDER.


Sources:

NTSB Identification: LAX94LA293


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Nov-2009 10:56 DColclasure Added
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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