Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2A, N57LK: Accident occurred July 26, 2019 near Wurtsboro-Sullivan County Airport (N82), Wurtsboro, New York


Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albany, New York

https://registry.faa.gov/N57LK

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA469
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, July 26, 2019 in Wurtsboro, NY
Aircraft: Schempp Hirth VENTUS 2A, registration: N57LK

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.

Aircraft crashed into a cargo container after takeoff.

Date: 26-JUL-19
Time: 18:00:00Z
Regis#: N57LK
Aircraft Make: SCHEMPP HIRTH
Aircraft Model: VENTUS 2A
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: WURTSBORO
State: NEW YORK

WURTSBORO – A glider pilot escaped injury when his aircraft crashed in the Kohl’s distribution center parking lot near Wurtsboro Airport on Friday.

State Police investigated the incident and have not yet provided any information about it.

A source said the glider appears to have bounced off a container on a tractor-trailer and hit the ground.

https://midhudsonnews.com

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