Incident at Fort Erie

Summary

1996-04-01: A QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR WAS DOING A PROFICIENCY FLIGHT ON A PILOT. THE GLIDER BEING USED HAD JUST ARRIVED FROM A CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT. THE PILOT DID THE COCKPIT CHECKS WHILE THE INSTRUCTOR HARNESSED IN. THE PILOT FELT A NEED TO RUSH AS THE TOW AIRCRAFT FROM THE PREVIOUS FLIGHT WAS TURNING BASE. THE TAKE-OFF AND CLIMB WERE FINE. THE RELEASE ALTITUDE WAS NOTED BY THE INSTRUCTOR TO BE A LITTLE HIGHER THAN NORMAL BUT ACCEPTABLE FOR THE EXERCISES TO BE DONE. ON DOWNWIND, THE INSTRUCTOR REALIZED THAT THEY WERE LOWER THAN NORMAL AND ASKED PILOT WHAT THE ALTIMETER HAD BEEN SET TO PRIOR TO TAKE-OFF. THE PILOT ADMITTED THAT IT WAS NOT CHECKED. THE INSTRUCTOR THEN TOOK COMMAND AND LANDED ON AN ADJACENT GOLF COURSE FAIRWAY. NO DAMAGE -- NO INJURIES.

Details


CADORS Number 1994O0180
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By
Occurred At 1994-04-05 - 18:25
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries
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Geographic Location Ontario, Canada, North America, Ontario Region, Fort Erie
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Categories Other
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Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Glider
 Silhouette image of Glider
Canadian Registration GCLR | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner AIR CADET LEAGUE OF CANADA
Operator Private
Make SCHWEIZER
Model SGS 2 33
Year Built 1976
Engine Type None
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Private No
Amateur Built No
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CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Approach
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Other operational incident

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