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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70348
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Date:04-MAY-1986
Time:16:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic DG40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Glaser-Dirks DG-400
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N40Z
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Longmont, CO -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THIS EXPERIMENTAL GLIDER HAS A STOWABLE 2 CYCLE ENG MOUNTED BEHIND THE COCKPIT. WHEN THE ENG IS STOWED THE GLIDE RATIO IS ABOUT 40:1. WHEN THE ENG IS DEPLOYED BUT NOT RUNNING, THE GLIDE RATIO IS ABOUT 10:1. WHILE RETURNING AFTER A 4 HR AND 50 MIN FLT THE PLT DECIDED ENG PWR WOULD BE NEEDED TO REACH THE ARPT. HE DEPLOYED THE ENG BUT IT WOULD NOT START. AN OFF ARPT FORCED LANDING WAS NECESSARY AND THE ACFT HIT A TREE.



Sources:

NTSB Identification: DEN86LA127


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Dec-2009 01:12 DColclasure Added
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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