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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 196786
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AS31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schleicher ASH 31Mi
Registration: N31MX
MSN: 31003
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Ely, Nevada -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Ely, NV (ELY)
Destination airport:Ely, NV (ELY)
Investigating agency: NTSB
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.



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

Revision history:

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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