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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68284
Last updated: 17 January 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic as23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schleicher ASK 23B
Registration: JA2382
C/n / msn: 23085
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Itakura -   Japan
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Itakura Gliding Field
Destination airport:Itakura Gliding Field
Crashed on finals to runway 33. The pilot used air brakes although he was already low on approach. The glider struck a tree and crashed.
PROBABLE CAUSE: "In this accident, it is considered probable that, during the final approach to the Gliding Field, the Glider crashed to the ground, as the Captain deployed the Air Brakes despite a low altitude, the Glider losing altitude, then the RH wing hit the top of a tree under the final approach path. The reason why the Captain deployed the Air Brakes could not be ascertained."


Revision history:

19-Sep-2009 03:17 harro Added
30-Sep-2009 11:23 harro Updated

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