Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Northeast Glider Fort Airport

Salem, New Hampshire
Saturday, May 10, 1986 10:00 EDT

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
THE CESSNA 305, BEING USED A TOW PLANE FOR GLIDER OPERATIONS, RAN THROUGH A FENCE AT THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RWY DURING TAKEOFF. THE PLT STATED HE EXPERIENCED A WIND SHIFT DURING TAKEOFF. HE DID NOT HAVE A PRE-DECIDED POINT AT WHICH TO EITHER RELEASE THE GLIDER OR ABORT THE LANDING IF NOT AIRBORNE DURING THE TAKEOFF. HE KEPT THE GLIDER ATTACHED UNTIL INSUFFICIENT DISTANCE REMAINED FOR HIM TO CLEAR THE FENCE. THE GLIDER STOPPED ON THE RWY WITH NO DAMAGE TO THE ACFT OR INJURIES TO THE PLT.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date5/10/1986 
Event Day of the WeekSaturday 
Time of Event1000 
Event Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time 
Event CitySALEM  
Event StateNEW HAMPSHIRE 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site  
Event Date Year1986 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude  
Event Location Longitude  
Event Location AirportNORTHEAST GLIDER FORT  
Event Location Nearest Airport IDNH29 
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOff Airport/Airstrip 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport
Airport Elevation130 
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourcePilot 
Time of the weather observation0  
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)
Weather Observation Facility ID  
Elevation of weather observation facility
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)
Time Zone of the weather observation  
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsClear 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingNone 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 20 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)16 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)-- 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)
Variable Wind IndicatorVariable 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Gust (knots) 20 
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) -- 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryNone 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All-- 
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)2035 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification DateMay 12 1986 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time700 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information32569 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 9:14AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN16576 
NTSB NumberNYC86LA124  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameCESSNA  
Aircraft Model305A  
Aircraft Series Identifier305A  
Aircraft Serial Number2017  
Certified Max Gross Weight2100 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearFixed 
Aircraft, Type of Last Inspection100 Hour 
Date of Last InspectionAug 31 1985 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection13 
Airframe Hours3213 
ELT InstalledNo 
ELT ActivatedNo 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameNORTHEASTERN LIGHT AIRCRAFT IN 
Aircraft Owner Street AddressP.O. BOX 252  
Aircraft Owner CityLYNN  
Aircraft Owner StateMA 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode01903  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator Name  
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?No 
Operator Street Address  
Operator City  
Operator State  
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Unknown 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventYes 
Departure Airport Code  
Departure City  
Departure State  
Departure Country  
Departure Time1000 
Departure Time ZoneEDT 
Destination Same as Local Fltcrash at destination city 
Destination Airport Code  
Destination City  
Destination State  
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightTakeoff 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 10:36AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location29  
Runway Length2000 
Runway Width-- 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--