Sunday, September 11, 2022

Schweizer SGS 2-33A, N17867: Accident occurred September 03, 2022 in Mount Bethel, Northampton County, Pennsylvania

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.

Investigator In Charge (IIC): McCarter, Lawrence

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Mark Leomporra; Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Allentown, Pennsylvania 

Aero Club Albatross

Location: Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania 
Accident Number: ERA22LA407
Date and Time: September 3, 2022, 16:00 Local
Registration: N17867
Aircraft: Schweizer SGS 2-33A 
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Schweizer
Registration: N17867
Model/Series: SGS 2-33A
Aircraft Category: Glider
Amateur Built:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMPO, 1885 ft msl 
Observation Time: 15:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 16 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C /17°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 2800 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 200°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 3500 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.26 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Blairstown, NJ (1N7)
Destination: Mount Bethel, PA

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 40.938773,-75.136455 (est)

Glider struck high tension wires while landing in a field. 

Date: 03-SEP-22
Time: 21:11:00Z
Regis#: N17867
Aircraft Make: SCHWEIZER
Aircraft Model: SGS 2
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Flight Crew: 1 Minor Injuries
Pax: 1 Unknown Injuries
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

1 comment:

  1. Land out in a 2-33 makes for a lot of work on the recovery. Heavy