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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70453
Last updated: 12 July 2019
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Date:07-MAY-1985
Time:13:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic VENT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schempp-Hirth Ventus b
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N40EE
C/n / msn: 110
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Winter Haven - KGIF, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:KGIF
Destination airport:KGIF
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
A Schempp-Hirth Ventus b (N40EE), was positioned on runway 29 to be towed for a competition flight. The pilot reported that before starting his take-off, the tow-plane was positioned to the left of the glider. The wind was 030/8KTS. As the take-off commenced, the glider was pulled to the left. The gliderīs left wing struck the runway, followed by the right wing, then the glider swerved to the right. The glider pilot released the tow line, but the glider continued off the right side of the runway. Subsequently, it collided with a Cessna 305A (N54550), which was returning from itīs 4th tow mission and was taxiing about 75ft to the right of the runway.

The Ventus b and the Cessna 305A suffered minor damage.

Sources:

NTSB Identification: MIA85LA167A


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Dec-2009 15:20 DColclasure Added
19-Jan-2012 04:01 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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