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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 69861
Last updated: 7 April 2019
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Date:22-MAY-1994
Time:13:44
Type:Grob G103 Twin Astir
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N156SS
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Forrest City, AR -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Forrest City, AR
Destination airport:Forrest City, AR
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
WHILE UNDER AEROTOW AT APPROXIMATELY 600 FEET AGL, THE REAR CANOPY OPENED. THE PILOT BECAME DISTRACTED AND LOST SIGHT OF THE TOW PLANE. HE THEN INSTRUCTED HIS FRONT SEAT PASSENGER TO RELEASE FROM THE TOW WHILE HE ATTEMPTED TO SECURE THE CANOPY. THE GLIDER ENTERED AN UNCONTROLLED DESCENT AND STRUCK AN ELEVATED IRRIGATION PIPE. NO EVIDENCE OF MALFUNCTION OF THE REAR CANOPY LOCKING MECHANISMS WAS FOUND.


Sources:

NTSB Identification: FTW94LA170


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Nov-2009 10:57 DColclasure Added
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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