Accident at DEBERT NS (CCQ3)


2003-08-19: TSB - Update - 2003-08-19 - A03A0096 - The student Air Cadet pilot of GCSD, an Air Cadet League Schweizer SGS 2-33A glider was on final approach for Runway 34 at Debert. At approximately 1000 feet from the runway threshold, the left wing struck a tree. The glider veered to the left, struck the ground in a nose down attitude and came to rest inverted. RCMP and medical personnel arrived at the site and assisted the pilot in exiting the aircraft; the pilot suffered minor injuries. The surface wind at the time was reported as approximately 10 knots, however, it was also reported that the wind speed increased substantially during the flight. Defence Canada's Directorate of Flight Safety is conducting an investigation.
2003-08-15: GCSD a Schweizer 233 Air Cadet Glider crashed inverted in woods near Debert. The site was reached by the RCMP and medical crews on ATV's. The response was very quick. A solo female student with no apparent injuries was taken to hospital as a precaution. The Glider which was returning to the aerodrome sustained substantial damage after striking trees prior to contacting the ground. TSB - Case Closed - More to Follow.


CADORS Number 2003A0468
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-08-14 - 19:10
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Aerodrome ID CCQ3
Aerodrome Name DEBERT NS (CCQ3)
Geographic Location Nova Scotia, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Debert NS
TSB Occurrence Number A03A0096
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 31597
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other,Controlled flight into or toward terrain,Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Glider
 Silhouette image of Glider
Canadian Registration GCSD | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Private
Model SGS 2 33A
Year Built 1972
Engine Type None
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Approach
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Events Collision with object,Collision with terrain,Other operational incident

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