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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140168
Last updated: 16 January 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DUOD model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schempp-Hirth Duo Discus
Registration: N533BG
C/n / msn: 533
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:StoneWall, TX -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:San Antonio, TX (5C1)
Destination airport:San Antonio, TX (5C1)
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to a Federal Aviation Administration inspector, the pilot experienced a loss of lift while soaring and performed an
off-field landing to a pasture. During the landing, a gust of wind blew the glider down an embankment and into a barbed wire fence. During the impact with the fence, the left wing sustained leading edge damage, and the empennage separated partially from the fuselage. A postaccident examination of the glider and its systems revealed no preimpact malfunctions or failures.
Probable Cause: The loss of directional control during an off-field landing in gusting wind.



Revision history:

01-Dec-2011 11:03 DColclasure Added
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 16:58 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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