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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 71039
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Date:31-JUL-1982
Time:13:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic s233 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schweizer SGS 2-33A
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N7774S
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Eighty Four, PA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE TOW LINE RELEASED AT 40 FEET AGL IN A GLIDER TOW LAUNCH. THE GLIDER PILOT TRIED TO LAND ON THE RUNWAY BUT LANDED ADJACENT TO IT AND COLLIDED WITH A TREE WHICH GROUND-LOOPED THE GLIDER. THE TOW HITCH MECHANISM WAS BROKEN OFF AT THE TUBING CLUSTER & WAS DISTORTED. THE TOW HITCH WAS STILL ATTACHED TO THE GLIDER RELEASE CABLE ONLY & WAS IN THE CLOSED POSITION. HOWEVER, IT WAS STILL CAPABLE OF OPERATING IN ITS DISTORTED CONDITION.



Sources:

NTSB Identification: NYC82DA183


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Jan-2010 06:10 DColclasure Added
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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