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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240761
Last updated: 1 September 2020
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Date:29-AUG-2020
Time:16:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic VENT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schempp Hirth Ventus b 16.6m
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N48DM
C/n / msn: 201
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lake Tahoe, offshore Kings Beach, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Truckee Airport, CA (TKF/KTRK)
Destination airport:Truckee Airport, CA (TKF/KTRK)
Narrative:
Glider pilot made a ditching in Lake Tahoe after not being able to reach the airfield.

The sole pilot onboard the aircraft was not injured.

Sources:

https://snowbrains.com/glider-crashes-into-lake-tahoe-pilot-miraculously-uninjured/
https://www.asias.faa.gov/apex/f?p=100:96:14239806720489::::P96_ENTRY_DATE,P96_MAKE_NAME,P96_FATAL_FLG:31-AUG-20,SCHEMPP+HIRTH

https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N48DM
http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/ventus.htm



Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Sep-2020 10:37 glidertom Added
01-Sep-2020 10:41 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
01-Sep-2020 10:41 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Total occupants, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
01-Sep-2020 10:48 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Narrative]
01-Sep-2020 12:49 US_glider guy Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage]
01-Sep-2020 15:14 Geno Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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