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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 196786
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Date:05-JUL-2017
Time:12:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schleicher ASH 31Mi
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N31MX
MSN: 31003
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Near Ely, Nevada -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Ely, NV (ELY)
Destination airport:Ely, NV (ELY)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The glider pilot reported that, while maneuvering about 10,000 ft mean sea level he “lost control,” and the glider went into a spin, followed by a spiral. He added that he egressed from the glider, deployed his parachute, and was later rescued. The glider impacted terrain and was destroyed.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the glider that would have precluded normal operation.


Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain the proper airspeed and his exceedance of the glider’s critical angle of attack, which resulted in a stall/spin.


Sources:

NTSB

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report
Location


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Jul-2017 06:00 Flymax Added
04-Oct-2017 17:40 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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