Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Glaser-Dirks DG-500MB, N165MB: Incident occurred August 24, 2019 near Elsanor Airport (1AL4), Robertsdale, Baldwin County, Alabama

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Alabama and NW Florida

Glider landed and went into trees.


Date: 24-AUG-19
Time: 20:40:00Z
Regis#: N165MB
Aircraft Model: DG500MB
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

ROBERTSDALE, Alabama — A father and son received unspecified injuries when the glider plane the father was piloting crashed into a wooded area Saturday, Aug. 24 off of Koier Road in the Elsanor community east of Robertsdale.

At around 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office issued a tweet saying that BCSO units, along with fire and medical, were on the scene of the crash.

At 4:33 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office reported that the pilot and passenger were transported to a hospital in Pensacola.

According to reports, the pilot, identified as a member of Coastal Soaring, was transported by Life Flight to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. The passenger, identified as the pilot’s son, was transported by ground ambulance to the hospital.

In an interview on Monday, Capt. Clint Cadenhead with the BCSO investigations command, said he did not know the condition of either person involved in the incident.

“We had a deputy report to the scene,” Cadenhead said, “and when he determined that the scene was secure, he left.”

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office is not investigating the crash, Cadenhead said.

An attempt to contact Coastal Soaring has yet to be returned.

According to CSA’s website, coastalsoaring.org, CSA is a volunteer, 501 (c7) non-profit organization dedicated to the sport of soaring.

CSA is an affiliate club of the Soaring Society of America and everyone operating CSA equipment is required to have a current SSA membership. According to the website, the club has about 40 members.

Original article ➤ http://gulfcoastnewstoday.com

ROBERTSDALE, Alabama  (WKRG) — The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office is on the scene of a glider crash with injuries.

BCSO units along with fire and medical are on scene in the 21000 block of Koier Road in Robertsdale, near the Elsanor Airport.

The pilot of the glider was airlifted to the hospital, and his son was driven to the hospital in an ambulance. The extent of their injuries is unknown.

The vice president of Coastal Soaring, a club where the glider owner is part of, says he was the first to find them in the woods. He says he asked if they were OK, and they both said yes. 

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.wkrg.com

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