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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : pwt|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 3000|
msl bound upper : 3000
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : cfi
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 170|
flight time total : 1830
flight time type : 100
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
instruction : trainee
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : declared emergency|
none taken : anomaly accepted
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
In sum: an instructor reports that he briefed a private pilot prior to an aerobatic flight. The parachutes and the aircraft were preflted. The windscreen was crazed, 'though not enough to down the airplane.' after an uneventful takeoff and climb out, the student made a spin to the left. During the second turn of the spin, the windscreen caved in. The student recovered from the spin. The instructor took over the aircraft because the student's face was cut by flying plexiglas. The instructor called bremerton unicom for an ambulance and landed uneventfully.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: THE WINDSCREEN BLEW IN ON AN SMA IN A SPIN INJURING THE STUDENT PLT.
Narrative: IN SUM: AN INSTRUCTOR RPTS THAT HE BRIEFED A PVT PLT PRIOR TO AN AEROBATIC FLT. THE PARACHUTES AND THE ACFT WERE PREFLTED. THE WINDSCREEN WAS CRAZED, 'THOUGH NOT ENOUGH TO DOWN THE AIRPLANE.' AFTER AN UNEVENTFUL TKOF AND CLBOUT, THE STUDENT MADE A SPIN TO THE L. DURING THE SECOND TURN OF THE SPIN, THE WINDSCREEN CAVED IN. THE STUDENT RECOVERED FROM THE SPIN. THE INSTRUCTOR TOOK OVER THE ACFT BECAUSE THE STUDENT'S FACE WAS CUT BY FLYING PLEXIGLAS. THE INSTRUCTOR CALLED BREMERTON UNICOM FOR AN AMBULANCE AND LANDED UNEVENTFULLY.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.