Glider Plane Makes Emergency Landing outside Waynesville

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
By George Hatcher
Glider Plane Makes Emergency Landing outside Waynesville

A glider plane made an emergency landing in a field along Township Line Road and Harlan Road, just outside Waynesville, Ohio at around 5 p.m. on June 17. The glider pilot Kevin Anderson explained that he had to land the plane due to strong wind, however it was a “nice easy landing”. Ohio State... »

Colombia Glider Crash

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
By George Hatcher
Colombia Glider Crash

A Urdinarrain Air Club Lehtovaara PIK-16C Vasama (this is a glider; I had to look it up. The crash is bad enough you can’t really tell.) The glider was climbing while being towed at Urdinarrain Airfield, Prov. de Entre Ríos. The glider crashed, killing the pilot. Ricardo Alfredo Cabrera was aboard the training glider.... »

Two Lost in Glider Crash in France

Thursday, August 22, 2013
By George Hatcher
Two Lost in Glider Crash in France

A privately owned Schempp-Hirth Arcus E glider had taken off from Sisteron Theze Airport and was near Faucon-de-Barcelonnette in the Ubaye mountains, France, when they disappeared on Sunday. The two German glider pilots on the glider were both killed. They disappeared Sunday and were found near Faucon de Barcelonette. The 51 year old pilot... »

Two Gliders Crash in New South Wales

Monday, April 29, 2013
By George Hatcher

Two gliders, one of which was a Let L-13A1 Blaník, collided in New South Wales in a rural area in Carrick, near Goulburn. The incoming glider clipped the tail of the two-seater which nose-dived to the ground. One 72-year-old pilot, a member of Southern Tablelands Gliding Club, landed his glider safely. The fifty year... »

Glider Crash Sends Two to hospitals

Monday, March 4, 2013
By George Hatcher
Glider Crash Sends Two to hospitals

A Flugsportclub Aschaffenburg Scheibe SF 25C Rotax Falke which had taken off from Aschaffenburg was returning from a scenic flight when it crashed in a muddy field next to the Hessian-Bavarian border near Großostheim airfield. The pilot and passenger were taking advantage of pretty weather. The two aboard the plane were trapped for an... »

Glider Instructor and Student in Glider Tow Accident

Monday, January 21, 2013
By George Hatcher

On January 19, 2012, an Aeroclub Punta Alta I.C.A. Brasov IS-28B2—a glider— apparently improperly released from a tow plane and crashed at Punta Alta Airfield in Argentina. Those aboard were an instructor and a student on their first flight. Two fire crews and several police responded to the scene. Scientific Police in Bahia Blanca... »

Winch-launched Glider crashes in UK

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Schempp-Hirth Nimbus 3 Where: Portmoak Airport When: Sept 4, 2012 Who: 1 pilot Why: An experienced pilot in his forties in his Winch-launched Glider crashed in UK taking off from the Scottish Gliding Centre, Portmoak Airport. The winch runs on a cable that generate speed so the glider can lift off but it... »

Glider Disengaged from Tow Rope Crashes in Texas, Kills 3

Monday, June 18, 2012
By George Hatcher
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... »

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