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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65987
Last updated: 17 November 2021
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Type:Schempp-Hirth Nimbus-2C
Registration: N141SF
MSN: 220
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Briggs, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Briggs, TX (TX23)
Destination airport:Briggs, TX (TX23)
Investigating agency: NTSB
During the landing roll, on 300-foot wide grass airstrip, the right wing of the glider dropped and struck the tall grass adjacent to the runway. Subsequently, the glider ground-looped and came to rest on a 340 degree magnetic heading. The tailboom was fractured at the leading edge of the stabilizer. The pilot stated the wind was approximately 3 to 5 knots from the south. The wing span of the glider was approximately 66 feet.
Probable Cause: the pilot's failure to maintain clearance with the high grass during the landing roll, which resulted in a ground loop.




Revision history:

27-Jun-2009 00:03 DColclasure Added
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
09-Dec-2017 16:57 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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