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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39300
Last updated: 3 October 2019
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Date:24-AUG-1986
Time:14:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic VENT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schempp-Hirth Ventus a
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N7XT
C/n / msn: 84
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Middletown - K06N, NY -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:K06N
Destination airport:K06N
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The plane was being towed in the air. It was observed to come off the ground in a tail low altitude and than started purposing. The aircraft was released from the tow-plane and impacted. The pilot was fatally injured and the glider destroyed. No evidence of a pre-existing failure or malfunction was noted. The aircraft was carrying both water and lead shot for ballast, however the breakuo of the aircraft on impactprevented a determination of the aircraft weight and balance at the time of the accident.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X34591
NTSB Identification: NYC86FHM03


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
09-Dec-2009 04:21 DColclasure Updated
19-Jan-2012 04:36 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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