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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39291
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic as19 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schleicher ASW 19
Registration: N19DQ
MSN: 19059
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bedminster, NJ -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:SMQ
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The glider was observed by witnesses and other aircraft, both in the air and on the airport surface. One witness described the glider's flight as 'wandering' and that the glider did not make use of the available thermal lift. The glider then approached the airport, but was not configured correctly for landing. A doctor who witnessed the accident and responded to the crash site said: 'The glider came over, swerved to the left, swerved to the right, then struck trees. He was about half a mile from where he should have landed. It looked like he lost control.' The glider was destroyed, but the cockpit area was intact. The doctor examined the pilot, who had only minor injuries, and diagnosed a Cerebral Vascular Accident. The pilot was transported to the hospital where he died. According to the State's Medical Examiner, the pilot died as a result of a massive stroke.

Probable Cause: the pilot's medical incapacitation after suffering a massive stroke.



Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
29-Jul-2009 21:21 DColclasure Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
14-Dec-2017 08:45 ASN Update Bot Updated [Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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