Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Schleicher ASK 21, N212NM: Accident occurred April 08, 2022 in Valyermo, Los Angeles County, California

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; Van Nuys, California

Southern California Soaring Academy Inc


Location: Valyermo, California
Accident Number: WPR22LA150
Date and Time: April 8, 2022, 16:10 Local
Registration: N212NM
Aircraft: ALEXANDER SCHLEICHER GMBH & CO ASK 21
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: ALEXANDER SCHLEICHER GMBH & CO
Registration: N212NM
Model/Series: ASK 21 NO SERIES 
Aircraft Category: Glider
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: 
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: KPMD,2582 ft msl
Observation Time: 15:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 22 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C /-11°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 280°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination:

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: 34.351121,-117.80157 (est)

Glider crashed under unknown circumstances on Morning Mountain. 

Date: 09-APR-22
Time: 03:04:00Z
Regis#: N212NM
Aircraft Make: SCHLEICHER
Aircraft Model: ASK 21
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: VALYERMO
State: CALIFORNIA

1 comment:

  1. Appears a very fortunate outcome with "Aircraft Damage: Substantial and Highest Injury: NONE" in very remote mountainous location of map view 34.351121,-117.80157.

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