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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 71044
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 a
Registration: N214T
MSN: 14
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Near California City, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:KL71
Destination airport:KL71
The accident occured during a cross-country glider race involving 41 gliders. Seven or eight gliders were circling in right turns in a thermal at approxemately the same altitude when the collision occured. The pilot of the Ventus a (N214T) stated his glider became uncontrollable and he successfully bailed out. The pilot of the ASW 20 returned to California City Airport - KL71 and landed safely.


NTSB Identification: LAX82DA335A

Revision history:

05-Jan-2010 06:38 DColclasure Added
19-Jan-2012 03:33 Alpine Flight Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Total occupants, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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