Friday, July 23, 2021

Schweizer SGS 1-26E, N2517H: Accident occurred June 17, 2021 near Willimantic-Windham Airport (KIJD), Windham County, Connecticut

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Enfield, Connecticut 

Connecticut Soaring Association

Accident Number: ERA21LA276
Date & Time: June 17, 2021, 11:45 Local
Registration: N2517H
Aircraft: Schweizer SGS 1-26E 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Schweizer
Registration: N2517H
Model/Series: SGS 1-26E NO SERIES 
Aircraft Category: Glider
Amateur Built: No
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KIJD,247 ft msl
Observation Time: 11:52 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C /3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / 16 knots, 310°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.96 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: WILLIMANTIC, CT
Destination: WILLIMANTIC, CT

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 41.736922,-72.181846 (est)

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