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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 69864
Last updated: 25 March 2019
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Date:20-MAY-1994
Time:12:57
Type:Grob G103 Twin Astir
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N140BG
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Ionia, MI -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Ionia, MI
Destination airport:Ionia, MI
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE SIGHTSEEING GLIDER FLIGHT WAS BEING TOW LAUNCHED BY A PIPER CUB. AT AN ESTIMATED ALTITUDE OF 100 FEET AGL, THE TOW PLANE HAD A COMPLETE LOSS OF ENGINE POWER. THE PILOT OF THE TOW PLANE DISCONNECTED THE GLIDER AND MADE A SUCCESSFUL FORCED LANDING IN A WHEAT FIELD. THE GLIDER PILOT ATTEMPTED TO LAND IN THE SAME FIELD. THE GLIDER TOUCHED DOWN IN A NOSE LOW ATTITUDE, BOUNCED BACK INTO THE AIR. WHEN IT TOUCHED DOWN THE SECOND TIME THE TAIL HIT BEFORE THE LANDING GEAR

Sources:

NTSB Identification: CHI94LA165


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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