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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 29668
Last updated: 3 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: N901DH
MSN: 151
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mojave, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
While participatingin a glider contest, the pilot traveled for 17NM and reached the first turn point in the specified triangular course. The glider pilot was low, and the pilot attempted to land at a nearby airstrip. Witnesses observed the glider flying low. When the glider turned toward the approach end of the runway it lost altitude and collided with a dirt berm on the edge of the runway. The distcription of the gliders flight path was based upon witnesses statments. The pilot had no memory of the accident flight.

NTSB Identification: LAX91LA378

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
01-Aug-2009 07:42 harro Updated
02-Nov-2009 02:32 DColclasure Updated
19-Jan-2012 14:20 Alpine Flight Updated [Nature, Source, 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]

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