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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 71033
Last updated: 23 April 2019
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Date:03-JUL-1982
Time:17:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic ll13 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
LET L-13 Blaník
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N273AS
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Katy, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PILOT RENTED THE GLIDER AFTER A FLIGHT CHECK-OUT WAS COMPLETED AND WAS GIVEN AN AERIAL TOW TO AN ALTITUDE OF APPROXIMATELY 2000 FEET. ACCORDING TO THE PASSENGER, THE PILOT BECAME DISORIENTED AND LOST SIGHT OF THE AIRPORT. UNABLE TO FIND ANY LIFTING CURRENTS, THE PILOT WAS FORCED TO TRY AN OFF AIRPORT LANDNG. DURING THE APPROACH TO A PASTURE, THE PILOT NOTICED POWERLINES AND ATTEMPTED TO TURN AWAY. THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK THE GROUND IN A STEEP NOSE LOW ALTITUDE.



Sources:

NTSB Identification: FTW82FRA24


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Jan-2010 05:48 DColclasure Added
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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