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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65346
Last updated: 16 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic s233 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schweizer SGS 2-33
Owner/operator:High Soaring Inc.,
Registration: N5728S
MSN: 72
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Immokalee, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Immokalee, FL (IMM)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot said that the first part of the flight was uneventful. He returned to Immokalee Airport, and noted that given the direction of the winds, it would be safer for him to make an off airport landing in a nearby field. The pilot said that during the landing, the airplane clipped the top of pine trees, collided with wires, and then he landed the glider hard in the field. In addition, the pilot said that upon landing the field was rough and uneven, and as a result glider incurred substantial damage to its skid and tail-wheel area.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance during the final approach to land, which resulted in an impact with trees, and a hard landing.




Revision history:

02-Jun-2009 10:14 David Colclasure Added
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
05-Dec-2017 09:00 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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