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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65132
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Type:Schempp-Hirth Nimbus-3DM
Registration: N374AM
MSN: 9
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Minden, NV -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Minden, NV (MEV)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot of the motor glider reported that he had been airborne on a local soaring flight for about 30 minutes when the flight encountered "severe downdrafts." Due to the downdrafts, he was unable to return to the airport and had to land in an alfalfa field. During the landing roll, the glider collided with a ditch and a fence that were not visible during the landing approach.
Probable Cause: The flight's encounter with severe downdrafts during cruise flight. Contributing factors were the pilot's inadvertent selection of unsuitable terrain with hidden obstructions.



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Revision history:

22-May-2009 22:50 DColclasure Added
28-Jun-2009 23:14 DColclasure Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
04-Dec-2017 18:43 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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