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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70334
Last updated: 24 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic VENT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schempp-Hirth Ventus b/16.6
Registration: N166JD
MSN: 209
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Alamogordo - KALM, NM -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:KALM
Destination airport:KALM
Investigating agency: NTSB
Upon returning to the airport, the pilot decided to make a fly-by. The pilot reported that while on a modified downwind at an altitude of about 50ft AGL, the glider which he was piloting encountered adverse winds and downdrafts. The control of the aircraft was lost and it decended rapidely to the ground contact.


NTSB Identification: DEN86LA059 .

Revision history:

08-Dec-2009 04:26 DColclasure Added
19-Jan-2012 04:20 Alpine Flight Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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