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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39304
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Date:01-MAY-1983
Time:11:27
Type:Schempp-Hirth Nimbus 2
Owner/operator:Robert C. Brammer
Registration: N21RB
MSN: 14
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 mile SW of California City Municipal Airport, California City, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:California City, California (FAA LID: L71)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
WITNESSES REPORTED THAT DURING TAKEOFF, THE GLIDER WAS BEING TOWED WHEN IT RELEASED AT APPROXIMATELY 300 FEET AGL & ENTERED A LEFT TURN. THE TURN CONTINUED, THE BANK ANGLE INCREASED & THE GLIDER SUBSEQUENTLY HIT THE GROUND APPROXIMATELY 1 MILE SOUTHWEST OF THE AIRPORT. IMPACT OCCURRED IN A STEEP NOSE DOWN, LEFT WING LOW ATTITUDE. WITNESSES REPORTED THAT A RIGHT TURN WAS THE STANDARD PROCEDURE AFTER A RELEASE FROM A TOW. NO EVIDENCE OF A PRE-IMPACT MALFUNCTION OF THE GLIDER WAS FOUND, BUT ITS TOW HOOK WAS NOT LOCATED. THE TOW ROPE & TOW HOOK ON THE TOW PLANE WERE EXAMINED & NO DISCREPANCIES WERE NOTED. RESULTS OF MEDICAL & TOXICOLOGY EXAMINATIONS WERE NEGATIVE.

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: LAX83FA208 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001214X43012&key=1
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=21RB
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_City_Municipal_Airport
4. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/ca/N21RB/

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
09-Jan-2017 18:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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