Accident at Black Diamond, Alberta


1996-01-22: Glider was being towed to altitude with a Bellanca Scout. After take-off pilot observed that the spoilers on the glider were deployed and attempted to alert the glider pilot by wagging the tow plane rudder. The glider pilot misinterpreted the signal and released at approx. 100 feet above ground. Glider was observed to spin to the ground and sustained sub. damage. Minor injuries to pilot.


CADORS Number 1995W0345
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By
Occurred At 1995-09-17 - 17:05
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
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Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Black Diamond, Alberta
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Reported By
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Glider
 Silhouette image of Glider
Canadian Registration GAUK | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator CU-NIM GLIDING CLUB Private
Make LET
Model L 13 BLANIK
Year Built 1976
Engine Type None
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Private No
Amateur Built No
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CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Climb
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Events Flight control systems (ailerons, rudder, rotors, flaps, main, tail)

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