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October 29, 2022

NTSB Prelim: Schempp-Hirth Discus CS

Glider Was At 3,700 Ft Mean Sea Level When The Canopy Suddenly, Without Warning Separated

On October 8, 2022, about 0950 eastern daylight time, a Schempp-Hirth Discus CS glider, N520RJ, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Woodstock, Virginia. The private pilot was not injured. The glider was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot reported that the glider was at 3,700 ft mean sea level when the canopy suddenly, without warning separated.

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