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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65136
Last updated: 29 August 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic s233 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schweizer SGS 2-33
Owner/operator:High Soaring, Inc.
Registration: N5728S
MSN: SGS-2-33-72
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Immokalee, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Immokalee, FL (KIMM)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Shortly after takeoff after being towed by an automobile, the "weak link" of the tow rope broke while the glider was at an altitude of 40 feet. The pilot-rated student pitched down and established landing attitude at about 5 feet. The glider made a hard landing, seriously injuring the CFI. The pilot-rated student was not injured. The failed "weak link" was discarded by the operator before the NTSB made contact.
Probable Cause: The failure of the glider towing "weak link," for undetermined reasons, at an inadequate altitude to effect a normal landing, resulting in a hard landing.




Revision history:

23-May-2009 08:08 DColclasure Added
04-Jul-2009 10:58 DColclasure Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
04-Dec-2017 18:29 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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