Accident at Hopeville Aerodrome


1997-04-10: Shortly after liftoff while being towed, the spoilers of the glider deployed. The pilot released the glider from the tow plane and descended into a field. The glider landed hard and bounced several times before coming to rest upright. The pilot was admitted to hospital with back injuries. Ops. Impact unknown.


CADORS Number 1994O0330
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By
Occurred At 1994-06-26 - Unknown time
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Ontario, Canada, North America, Ontario Region, Hopeville Aerodrome
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Abnormal runway contact

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Glider
 Silhouette image of Glider
Canadian Registration FKHX | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Private
Make PZL
Model SZD 50 3
Year Built 1991
Engine Type None
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Events Flight control systems (ailerons, rudder, rotors, flaps, main, tail),Hard landing

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