May 30, 2010

Incident at Approximately 26 nautical miles east of Debert (CCQ3). (Other operational incident)

The Halifax Flight Information Centre (FIC) received an emergency telephone call from the pilot of the glider C-FAYB to advise the rope/cable towing the glider behind C-FTSU broke away as the plane was trying to avoid weather/clouds. He advised that he was uninjured and the glider was not damaged. The glider landed approximately 26 nautical miles east of the Debert Airport. The pilot of C-FTGU indicated the aircraft had approximately one-half tank of fuel remaining and would proceed to Debert for landing. The glider school captain subsequently called to advise they were arranging to pick up the pilot and the glider.