Sting Sport fatal

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Sting Sport fatal

Postby Warmi » Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:00 am

N797N crashed killing two in California earlier this year.

http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2019/04/t ... fatal.html

Looks like a botched simulated "emergency turn around at 500 feet."

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Re: Sting Sport fatal

Postby drseti » Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:29 am

Very sorry to see this. The CFI, Joe Kulbueth, was a friend of mine. We took maintenance courses together at Rainbow Aviation several years ago, and he gave me my self-launch endorsement in his Lambada motorglider.

I can see how this might have unfolded. In the Lambada, he cut the engine on me during takeoff at 300 AGL. When I set up for a straight-ahead landing, he said to turn back to the runway (which I did, easily). I can imagine a seasoned CFIG becoming overconfident about the Impossible Turn capabilities of an ASEL (especially one with which he was unfamiliar). RIP, Joe.

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