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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 29440
Last updated: 4 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic VENT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schempp-Hirth Ventus b
Registration: N114RP
MSN: 68
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Peoria - KPIA, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Peoria, AZ (P48)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The glider pilot radioed to an FBO that he would be attempting a landing to a boat ramp near a lake. Witnesses at the lake reported that they initially observed the glider flying west, "very low" over the lake. A few witnesses, who were in boats and heading west toward the boat ramps, reported that the glider passed directly overhead and was between 100 and 300 feet above the water. The glider initiated a climbing left turn, stalled and, subsequently, impacted the lake. A review of the maintenance logbooks and examination of the glider by an FAA inspector did not reveal any pre-existing anomalies with the glider.

Probable Cause: The pilot's abrupt maneuver, which resulted in an inadvertent stall.




Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
27-Jun-2009 00:02 DColclasure Updated
20-Jan-2012 04:31 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
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]
09-Dec-2017 17:47 ASN Update Bot Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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