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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 66128
Last updated: 17 November 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic VENT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2c
Registration: N11YD
C/n / msn: 76
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Bridgeport - KXBP, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Truckee, CA (TRK)
Destination airport:Bridgeport, CA (O57)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The glider landed short of the runway after encountering unfavorable wind conditions. According to the pilot and data retrieved from an on-board data recorder, heavy sink was experienced while the pilot maneuvered in the pattern to land, which reduced the glide ratio from 50:1 to 10:1. With inadequate altitude to compensate for the sink, the glider impacted a berm in the rough terrain several hundred feet short of the runway, whereupon it nosed over.

Probable Cause: The pilot's encounter with an unfavorable wind and high sink rate conditions.



Revision history:

03-Jul-2009 11:52 DColclasure Added
20-Jan-2012 10:04 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
04-Dec-2017 18:44 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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