Glider Disengaged from Tow Rope Crashes in Texas, Kills 3
What: Greater Houston Soaring Assn I.C.A. Brasov IS-28B2
Where: Highway 36 at Cougar Road GHSA-Wallis Glideport, Wallis, TX
When: June 17, 2012
Who: 3 fatalities, 3 aboard
Why: Investigators say that the glider was attached by rope 200 feet long, to another aircraft when it crashed during the climb. At 75 feet, the tow rope broke,
The pilot, his daughter in law and her son died in the accident. The victims were named as 68-year-old Fred Blair, the glider pilot; his daughter-in-law, 32-year-old Matilda Blair; and his grandson, 3-year-old Andrew Blair.