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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 69499
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 cM
Registration: N94DP
MSN: 4/411
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Taos - KSKX, NM -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:KSKX
Destination airport:KSKX
Investigating agency: NTSB
During final approach for landing the 27 horsepower motor glider was subjected to winds which increased from 10 knots to 24 knots with gusts to 37 knots. The landing was hard, causing damage to the wings and bottom of the fuselage.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:

The pilot's improper flare. Contributing to the accident was the sudden wind shift which rendered the aircraft uncontrollable when the aircraft was on final approach to land.


NTSB Identification: FTW98LA284

Revision history:

31-Oct-2009 00:41 DColclasure Added
20-Jan-2012 02:42 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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