I recently stumbled upon a list of reported soaring accidents for 2002 on the Soaring Safety Foundation web site. It's good reading to find out what sort of mistakes are getting soaring pilots (and their gliders) injured and occasionally killed.
While this is serious stuff, I couldn't help but to laugh a little when I read:
A deputy from the Peoria Police Department interviewed the pilot. The pilot stated that he was inbound for landing. When he turned onto final he was blinded by sun glare. He stated that the glider struck a person on a bike that was on the runway.
About an accident in Arizona early in 2002. Funny how the report doesn't say what the hell a bicycle was doing on the runway.
Posted by jzawodn at December 31, 2002 07:33 PM