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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 29342
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Type:Schempp-Hirth Nimbus 3/24.5
Registration: N4427M
MSN: 6
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Montague, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Montague, CA (SIY)
Destination airport:Montague, CA (SIY)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot was competing in an open class national soaring contest, and strong surface wind conditions were present. Locally, the wind speed was at 20 knots, with gusts to 30 knots. At the conclusion of his flight, the pilot turned onto the final approach leg with extra airspeed. When the glider had descended between 5 and 10 feet above the ground, a wind gust lifted its right wing upward, and the left wing contacted the ground. The pilot lost control, and the glider cartwheeled and nosed over.

Probable Cause: A loss of control during landing flare. Contributing to the accident was the gusty wind condition.



Other occurrences involving this aircraft

15 Oct 2011 D-0188 Private 1 Donner Kleve, Near St. Michaelisdonn w/o


Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
23-Jun-2009 04:32 DColclasure Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
10-Dec-2017 11:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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