Accident at EPHRATA, WASHINGTON STATE

Summary

1995-09-10: The PIK-20 glider was on approach to the airfield but encountered a downdraft that forced the pilot to choose an alternate landing site. The pilot chose another field to the west, towards the setting sun. On landing the right wing of the glider struck a post. The glider was substantially damaged and the pilot was seriously injured. The NTSB is responding.

Details


CADORS Number 1995P0378
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By
Occurred At 1995-09-10 - 00:30
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location the United States of America, North America, National Capital Region (NCR), EPHRATA, WASHINGTON STATE
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By
Categories Turbulence encounter,Other
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FTSW | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner
Operator
Make PIK
Model PIK-20
Year Built
Engine Type
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Events Weather - clear air turbulence (CAT)/turbulence,Forced landing

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