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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65891
Last updated: 25 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic VENT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2cM
Registration: N800PF
MSN: 75
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Near Warren - KYNG, VT -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:0B7
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
While participating in a glider race without motorized power, the pilot received a radio call from the airport that the winds had changed direction and landings were being conducted on Runway 22. While turning base to final for the runway, the pilot was unable to stop the turn with full opposite aileron due to turbulence. As the motorglider descended, the pilot was able to level the wings, but was 90 degrees to the runway and 'into the trees.' The pilot raised the nose of the glider to decrease airspeed, and the motorglider stalled, impacting trees short of the runway. The winds reported by an airport located about 13 miles east of the accident were from 350 degrees at 7 knots.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate compensation for crosswind conditions. A factor in the accident was the cross wind.



Revision history:

22-Jun-2009 05:42 DColclasure Added
20-Jan-2012 04:20 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
12-Dec-2017 18:48 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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