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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 69986
Last updated: 8 December 2019
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Date:31-JUL-1990
Time:13:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic ask1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schleicher ASK 21
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N342KS
C/n / msn: 21253
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Plainfield, IL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Plainfield, IL
Destination airport:Plainfield, IL
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE GLIDER PILOT STATED THAT HE ALLOWED HIS AIRCRAFT TO GET OUT OF POSITION BEHIND THE TOW PLANE DURING INITIAL CLIMBOUT. HE REPORTED THAT HE WAS AFRAID THE TOW LINE WOULD PULL THE TOW PLANE OUT OF CONTROL AT LOW ALTITUDE, SO HE RELEASED AND ATTEMPTED TO RETURN TO THE DEPARTURE AIRPORT FOR A LANDING. THE GLIDER IMPACTED TREES ON THE EDGE OF THE AIRPORT AND CAME TO REST IN A BEAN FIELD.

Aircraft was repaired.

Sources:

NTSB Identification: CHI90LA220
coptercrazy


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Nov-2009 09:31 DColclasure Added
22-Sep-2011 10:15 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Nature, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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