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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 69927
Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic VENT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schempp-Hirth Ventus b/16.6
Registration: N81PT
MSN: 258
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lake Cobb, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
After the aero-tow released the pilot soared to Mount St. Helena and then onto Cobb mountain where thermal lift was reported. Upon arriving on Cobb mountain he did not encountered any thermal lift. Realizing a forced landing was imminent the pilot selected a off-field landing area which was surrounded on tree sides. The pilot reported that the northwest side of the field was unobstructed except for a small wire fence which posed no problem for the off-field landing. The pilot failed to see a small transmission wire which crossed the final approach course about 25ft AGL. The glider struck the wire which caused the glider to nose down about 40 degrees and strike the ground in a wings level altitude.


NTSB Identification: LAX91LA163

Revision history:

07-Nov-2009 11:17 DColclasure Added
19-Jan-2012 13:49 Alpine Flight Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Nature, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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