Accident at Near Alma, Ontario


1996-09-04: The glider was too low and the pilot decided to land in a field. On approach, the glider contacted some hydro wires and landed on country road 7, about one and one-half miles northwest of the town of Alma (about 30 miles north of Kitchener/Waterloo). One (1) S.O.B. -- fatally injured. Damage -- substantial.


CADORS Number 1996O0375
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1996-08-31 - 20:30
Day or Night?
Fatalities 1
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Ontario, Canada, North America, Ontario Region, Near Alma, Ontario
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Glider
 Silhouette image of Glider
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Make PZL
Model SZD 55 1
Year Built 1992
Engine Type None
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Approach
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 1
Injuries 0
Events Wire strike

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