ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 69450
Last updated: 22 May 2013
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Narrative:The pilot, who was seated in the aft seat of the 2-place glider, reported that during the initial takeoff climb from runway 14, while the glider was about 150 to 200 feet above the ground, the canopy for the rear canopy became opened. The pilot added that he released the towline and attempted to return to the runway. During the ensuing landing, the glider "ground looped," striking its right wing on the ground. The pilot further reported that the left and right wings, fuselage, and tail were "badly bent."
|Type:||Grob G103 Twin Astir|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Refugio, TX -
United States of America
|Departure airport:||Refugio, TX|
|Destination airport:||Refugio, TX|
The pilot also reported that he "forgot to latch the canopy" prior to takeoff.
NTSB Identification: FTW98LA301
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