Thursday, May 26, 2016

Rolladen-Schneider LS3-A, N63761: Accident occurred May 25, 2016 in Blairstown, Warren County, New Jersey

Kathryn's Report: 

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA261
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 25, 2016 in Blairstown, NJ
Aircraft: ROLLADEN-SCHNEIDER OHG LS3, registration: N63761

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Date:  25-MAY-16
Time:  18:30:00Z
Regis#:  N63761
Aircraft Model:  LS3
Event Type:  Incident
Highest Injury:  Unknown
Damage:  Unknown
Flight Phase:  UNKNOWN (UNK)
FAA Flight Standards District Office:  FAA Allentown FSDO-05
State:  New Jersey


A plane helps lead authorities in Warren County on May 25, 2016, to a glider crash in Hardwick Township. The injured pilot was rushed to treatment via Atlantic Air Medical.

Authorities in Warren County respond May 25, 2016, to a glider crash in Hardwick Township, and rush the injured pilot to treatment via Atlantic Air Medical.

A glider pilot was airlifted for treatment after suffering a broken back in a crash Wednesday afternoon in Warren County, according to New Jersey State Police.

It occurred about 1:30 p.m. in woods along a field off Shannon Road in Hardwick Township, in the area of Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco.

The pilot, 47-year-old New York City resident Pierre Grellet-Aumont, was attempting an emergency landing when the wing of the unpowered aircraft clipped a tree and went down, police Sgt. First Class Gregory Williams said.

Another pilot witnessed the crash and observed the wreckage on the ground. State police sent a helicopter to help direct rescuers to the crash, but canceled the craft after a tow plane from a nearby glider port in Blairstown Township got responders to the injured pilot.

Grellet-Aumont was taken by North Warren EMS to an Atlantic Air Medical helicopter for transport to Morristown Medical Center, according to Williams.

The Federal Aviation Administration was contacted, and the National Transportation Safety Board sent an investigator to the scene to begin a probe into the incident, Williams said.

National Park Service Police, New Jersey State Park Police and the Blairstown Hose Co. also assisted at the scene.

Williams said the glider was a 1979 Rolladen-Schneider OHG LS3-A.

Wednesday's crash follows a small-plane crash last week in Sussex County, also in northern New Jersey, after which the pilot was pronounced dead.

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