Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Schweizer SGS 2-33A, N2805H: Accident occurred August 15, 2021 in North Springfield, Windsor County, Vermont

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; Portland, Maine

Location: North Springfield, VT
Accident Number: ERA21LA330
Date & Time: August 15, 2021, 18:41 Local 
Registration: N2805H
Aircraft: Schweizer SGS 2-33A 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Schweizer
Registration: N2805H
Model/Series: SGS 2-33A 
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: VSF,578 ft msl 
Observation Time: 18:54 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C /8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.21 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: North Springfield, VT 
Destination: North Springfield, VT

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 43.352998,-72.506206 (est)


  1. Even though substantial damage occurred, the pilot did an extraordinary job getting the glider on the ground with no injury! This is another example of the top notch training and skill these pilots that serve our country have. They set an example for all other pilots to follow. I believe that they should be equipped with new gliders to assure they maximize and build experience so that they may better serve our country. We all are fortunate to have this organization that provides this function that benefits all taxpayers at a very reasonable cost.

  2. There'd be far fewer entries in those columns to the right if more pilots mastered gliders before moving on to power planes....

    1. Good point. Also Civil Air Patrol makes gliders available to senior members at a very inexpensive rate so that they can continue flying and are not discriminated against due the age. The program seems to be working well with funding available for the activity.

  3. Can’t help but wonder why in the devil CAP needs gliders to fly. Wasn’t there some incident involving gliders and the Civil Air Patrol?

    1. This will answer your question....


    2. To answer your question…LaGrange Airport. . “The two other families settled for 5 million each. The total judgment was $21.9 million for all 3 pilots killed in the crash. The USAF footed the bill with YOUR Taxpayer dollars. None of the CAP pilots responsible for the accident were held accountable.”