Accident Schweizer SGS 1-35 N17976, 08 Jun 1997
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68883
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Type:Schweizer SGS 1-35
Registration: N17976
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Pepperell, MA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Pepperell, MA
Destination airport:Pepperell, MA
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
After 30 minutes of flying on a local flight, the pilot/owner of the glider entered a left traffic pattern for landing on runway 24 at the departure airport. The pilot determined that she was too high on final approach, and initiated a 360-degree turn to lose altitude. The pilot stated that during the turn to final, the left wing of the glider stalled. This induced a spin to the left at 300 feet, and the glider descended into a river. Winds at an airport 6 miles northeast were reported from 150 degrees at 10 knots.


NTSB Identification: NYC97LA108

Revision history:

12-Oct-2009 11:00 David Colclasure Added
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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