Hits Towplane On Taxiway
know how they say, "Any landing you can walk away from...?" Well,
"they" apparently weren't taxiing the towplane hit by a glider at a
private airfield in Oregon over the weekend.
Authorities say 51-year old Guy Allee may have been coming in a
bit fast as he was landing his sailplane. One of its wings made
contact with the ground at the strip near North Plains Sunday,
causing it to ground loop... right into a Piper Pawnee that was
getting ready to tow another glider aloft.
Allee was slightly hurt in the mishap. His daughter, flying with
him, wasn't hurt at all. Neither were the pilot of the Pawnee or
the glider he was towing.
Local law officers secured the scene until the FAA could get
there. The investigation is underway.
** Report created 8/23/2006 Record
Make/Model: G103 Description: G-103C
Date: 08/19/2006 Time: 2040
Event Type: Incident Highest Injury:
Minor Mid Air: N Missing:
City: NORTH PLAINS State: OR
N103MG, A G103A GLIDER, ON LANDING, GROUND LOOPED AND RAN
INTO A TOW PLANE,
N75HM A PIPER PA25, MINOR INJURIES REPORTED TO THE ONE
PERSON ON BOARD
N103MG, DAMAGE TO BOTH ACFT IS UNKNOWN, NORTH PLANES
INJURY DATA Total
# Crew: 1 Fat:
# Pass: 0 Fat:
Fat: 0 Ser:
WEATHER: METAR 192053Z 05004KT 10SM CLR 31/13 A2993
Dep Date: Dep.
Last Radio Cont:
FAA FSDO: PORTLAND, OR
Entry date: 08/21/2006