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Pipistrel Apis-Bee, N812DS: Accident occurred October 21, 2021 at Jim Hamilton L. B. Owens Airport (KCUB), Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina





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; Columbia, South Carolina

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: 


Location: Columbia, SC
Accident Number: ERA22LA025
Date and Time: October 21, 2021, 10:38 Local
Registration: N812DS
Aircraft: Pipistrel Apis-Bee 
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Pipistrel
Registration: N812DS
Model/Series: Apis-Bee
Aircraft Category: Glider
Amateur Built:
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
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Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 33.973189,-80.999662 (est)