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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 29414
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
Owner/operator:Janis E. White
Registration: N333US
MSN: 19160
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Moriarty Municipal Airport, NM -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Albuquerque, NM (OEO)
Destination airport:Albuquerque, NM (OEO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The glider and tow plane and were climbing through 400-500 feet AGL, when both aircraft encountered turbulence. The glider was "climbing and sinking rapidly and the glider pilot could not neutralize the motion. She believed that she had enough altitude to turn and make a downwind landing, so she released the tow line. The pilot then turned back to the runway to make a downwind landing. While in the turn, the pilot received a radio call from the ground telling her to try to continue around to make a landing into the wind. The pilot attempted to follow the instructions from the person on the ground, and the left wing tip contacted the ground before the turn was completed. The pilot stated that if she had continued on her original plan to land downwind, then she thought that she could have made the landing without incident.
Probable Cause: The pilot's attempt to perform a turn upwind at a altitude too low to complete the turn. A factor was the turbulance.




Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
02-Jan-2009 13:06 harro Updated
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]
09-Dec-2017 15:52 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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