Accident at INNISFAIL AB (CEM4) (Conflict - near collision (VFR or IFR), Collision with object)

Summary

2013-03-12: UPDATE from TSB Report: A99W0142: The Schweizer 233 glider was established on final approach for landing when the front of the glider was struck by a tow rope. The over-flying tow plane was turning to final in close proximity to the glider causing the trailing tow rope to drag across the nose of the glider. There was extensive damage to the rear door window, the canopy, the upper side of the fibreglass nose bowl, and the underside of the right wing panel. Both aircraft landed on their designated landing areas without further incident. The glider pilot experienced a minor cut to his right temple from a piece of canopy glass.
1999-08-06: The pilot of C-GCLW, a Schweizer glider, was established on final approach to land at Innisfail when the front of the glider was struck by the tow rope hanging from C-GQNQ, a Bellanca 8GCBC. The tow plane was above the glider and turning for final approach to land, causing the trailing tow rope to drag across the nose of the glider. There was extensive damage to the rear door window, the canopy, the upper side of the fibreglass nose bowl and the underside of the right wing panel. The glider pilot also received a minor cut to the right temple from a piece of flying canopy glass. Both a/c landed safely. OPI - System Safety

Details


CADORS Number 1999C0661
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1999-08-03 - 19:55
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Aerodrome ID CEM4
Aerodrome Name INNISFAIL AB (CEM4)
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, INNISFAIL AB (CEM4)
TSB Occurrence Number A99W0142
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.,Airprox/TCAS alert/loss of separation/(near) midair collisions
Events Conflict - near collision (VFR or IFR),Collision with object


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