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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240830
Last updated: 2 September 2020
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Date:11-MAY-2020
Time:12:53
Type:Let L 33 SOLO
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N355BA
C/n / msn: 990506
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Arlington, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Arlington, WA (AWO)
Destination airport:Arlington, WA (AWO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The glider pilot reported while on final approach to land, the ground speed decreased and the glider descended faster than expected. Unable to reach the runway, he diverted to a gravel area for a forced landing. The glider landed hard, and during the landing roll he heard a loud bang that was later identified as a pothole.
The glider sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.
The pilot reported no mechanical malfunctions with the glider that would have precluded normal operation.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20200518X70659&key=1


Revision history:

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