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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 69466
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DG40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Glaser-Dirks DG-400
Registration: N360GG
MSN: 4-276
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Calistoga, CA, 19 km NE Santa Rosa -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Calistoga
Destination airport:Calistoga
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot said, and ground witnesses confirmed, that he landed in a 15kt tailwind on the approach end of the runway. When the pilot applied the brakes to stop the glider, no restistance was felt on the brake control handle and the glider would not slow down. The pilot said that when he knew he couldnīt stop prior to overrunning the end of the runway he steered the aircraft toward a wooded wall of a commercial building instead of letting the aircraft continue toward a chain link fence. An FAA Airworthiness inspector exemind the experimental glider and found that a 1.6mm steel cable which runs between the cockpit brake handle and the main wheel brake acuator had seperated.


NTSB Identification: LAX93LA039
FAA Registry 2011

Revision history:

28-Oct-2009 09:34 DColclasure Added
23-Sep-2011 09:17 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
26-Jun-2013 13:09 Alpine Flight Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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