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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 69927
Last updated: 5 April 2019
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Date:07-APR-1991
Time:15:00
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: N81PT
C/n / msn: 258
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Lake Cobb, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
After the aero-tow released the pilot soared to Mount St. Helena and then onto Cobb mountain where thermal lift was reported. Upon arriving on Cobb mountain he did not encountered any thermal lift. Realizing a forced landing was imminent the pilot selected a off-field landing area which was surrounded on tree sides. The pilot reported that the northwest side of the field was unobstructed except for a small wire fence which posed no problem for the off-field landing. The pilot failed to see a small transmission wire which crossed the final approach course about 25ft AGL. The glider struck the wire which caused the glider to nose down about 40 degrees and strike the ground in a wings level altitude.


Sources:

NTSB Identification: LAX91LA163


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Nov-2009 11:17 DColclasure Added
19-Jan-2012 13:49 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Nature, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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