On March 5, 1994, about 1533 central standard time, a Bielsko SZD-55-1 Glider, N551TJ was destroyed following a collision with terrain near McMinnville, Tennessee. The private pilot was not injured in the accident. The aircraft was being operated under 14 CFR Part 91 by the pilot. Visual meteorological conditions existed at the time, and no flight plan had been filed for the flight. The flight departed Mcminnville about 1330 enroute to Knoxville, Tennessee. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot stated that he was attempting a landing in a grass field. He stated that he lost control of the aircraft on short final, and impacted a fence and the terrain.
The pilot failed to complete the Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident Report, NTSB Form 6120.1/2.