Accident Schempp-Hirth Ventus b/16.6 N166JD, Wednesday 1 January 1986
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Date:Wednesday 1 January 1986
Time:16:23
Type:Silhouette image of generic VENT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Schempp-Hirth Ventus b/16.6
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N166JD
MSN: 209
Total airframe hrs:186 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Category:Accident
Location:Alamogordo - KALM, NM -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:KALM
Destination airport:KALM
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
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.


Sources:

NTSB Identification: DEN86LA059 .

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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