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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70453
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
Registration: N40EE
MSN: 110
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Winter Haven - KGIF, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:KGIF
Destination airport:KGIF
Investigating agency: NTSB
A Schempp-Hirth Ventus b (N40EE), was positioned on runway 29 to be towed for a competition flight. The pilot reported that before starting his take-off, the tow-plane was positioned to the left of the glider. The wind was 030/8KTS. As the take-off commenced, the glider was pulled to the left. The gliderīs left wing struck the runway, followed by the right wing, then the glider swerved to the right. The glider pilot released the tow line, but the glider continued off the right side of the runway. Subsequently, it collided with a Cessna 305A (N54550), which was returning from itīs 4th tow mission and was taxiing about 75ft to the right of the runway.

The Ventus b and the Cessna 305A suffered minor damage.


NTSB Identification: MIA85LA167A

Revision history:

12-Dec-2009 15:20 DColclasure Added
19-Jan-2012 04:01 Alpine Flight Updated [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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