Accident Schleicher ASH 26E N123KS,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43804
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Date:Sunday 29 April 2007
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Schleicher ASH 26E
Registration: N123KS
MSN: 26157
Total airframe hrs:509 hours
Engine model:Diamond AE50R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Castle Rock, CO -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Kelly Airpark, CO (PVT)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
According to several witnesses, the self-launching sailplane entered a turn to the left. During the turn, the left wing dropped and the sailplane dove towards the ground. Ground scars at the scene were consistent with a nose low, left wing low, impact attitude. An examination of the glider's systems revealed no anomalies. Thunderstorm activity existed along the route of flight. The pilot had not obtained a full weather briefing prior to the flight.

Probable Cause: the pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control resulting in an inadvertent stall/mush.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: DEN07FA089
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
24-Nov-2013 20:32 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
04-Dec-2017 18:36 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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