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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 29409
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic as19 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schleicher ASW 19
Registration: N19KH
MSN: 19125
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Jersey Shore, PA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Unionville, PA (79N)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot was returning from a cross country glider flight when the glider encountered a downdraft. The pilot was unable to maintain altitude, and could not reach the nearest airport. The pilot elected to land on a "canopy" of trees beneath the glider. The glider collided with the tree tops, and fell to the ground. The pilot reported that an annual inspection of the glider was completed on the day of the accident, and that there were no mechanical deficiencies. The weather reported at an airport about 20 miles east of the accident site, included clear skies with the wind from 270 degrees at 8 knots, gusting to 15 knots.

Probable Cause: The pilot's in-flight encounter with weather, which led to a forced landing to unsuitable terrain.




Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
24-Jun-2009 03:36 DColclasure Updated
07-Mar-2010 09:57 Alpine Flight Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
10-Dec-2017 13:17 ASN Update Bot Updated [Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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