Thursday, July 6, 2017

Schleicher ASH-31Mi, N31MX: Accident occurred July 05, 2017 in Ely, White Pine County, Nevada

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Reno, Nevada

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA386
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 05, 2017 in Ely, NV
Aircraft: ALEXANDER SCHLEICHER GMBH & CO ASH 31 MI, registration: N31MX

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.

Glider during flight, flipped over. The one (1) person on board bailed out and parachuted to the ground with minor injuries.  Glider whereabouts unknown, near Ely, Nevada.

Date: 05-JUL-17
Time: 19:30:00Z
Regis#: N31MX
Aircraft Model: ASH 31
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: ELY

1 comment:

bumper said...

Talking to another glider pilot at Ely, who elected not to fly that day, conditions were turbulent on the 5th. The glider involved entered a spin and for unknown reason pilot did not recover from the spin, electing to bail out. White debris is visible on the mountain from Ely.