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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 29540
Last updated: 11 August 2019
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Date:26-OCT-2007
Time:13:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic VENT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schempp-Hirth Ventus b/16.6
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N36LB
C/n / msn: 239
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Salida, CO -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Salida, CO (ANK)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The glider was towed by an airplane to an altitude of 11,800 feet mean sea level (msl) approximately 7 miles south of the departure airport. The glider was released from the tow airplane, and the tow airplane returned to the airport to tow another glider to join the accident glider. Approximately 15 minutes later when the tow airplane returned with the other glider, the tow airplane and other glider attempted to contact the accident glider via radio. The attempts to contact the accident glider were unsuccessful. The glider was located in mountainous tree-covered terrain the next day. The weather at the time of the accident was reported as clear sky and light winds. Examination of the glider wreckage revealed the damage was consistent with a nose-low, vertical impact. No anomalies were noted with glider that would have precluded normal operations.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control while maneuvering resulting in an inadvertent stall and impact with terrain.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20071030X01689&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
10-Jun-2009 04:32 David Colclasure Updated
20-Jan-2012 10:18 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative]
20-Jan-2012 10:18 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [[Time, Aircraft type, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative]]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
04-Dec-2017 18:58 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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