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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30617
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Date:10-JUL-1978
Time:15:45 LT
Type:Schempp-Hirth Mini Nimbus HS 7
Owner/operator:Joseph B. Dodge Junior
Registration: N557D
MSN: 2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Sterling Airport, Sterling, Mass. -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Sterling Airport (STK/KSTK)
Destination airport:Sterling Airport (STK/KSTK)
Narrative:
Pilot exposed due to high temperatures during a cross country flight from Sterling Airport, Sterling, Mass (STK/KSTK). Pilot does not remember the occurence. The glider hit the trees on approach and crashed.

Registration N557D cancelled by the FAA on March 16, 1979

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: NYC78FNE26 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=40920&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=557D
3. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/mininim.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
30-Jan-2010 03:11 DColclasure Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
17-Oct-2011 07:02 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
10-Nov-2013 09:39 Alpine Flight Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
09-Jan-2017 17:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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