Accident Schempp-Hirth Mini Nimbus HS 7 N557D, Monday 10 July 1978
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Date:Monday 10 July 1978
Time:15:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic NIMB model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Schempp-Hirth Mini Nimbus HS 7
Owner/operator:Joseph B. Dodge Junior
Registration: N557D
MSN: 2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Near Sterling Airport, Sterling, Mass. -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Sterling Airport (STK/KSTK)
Destination airport:Sterling Airport (STK/KSTK)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Pilot exposed due to high temperatures during a cross country flight from Sterling Airport, Sterling, Mass (STK/KSTK). Pilot does not remember the occurence. The glider hit the trees on approach and crashed.

Registration N557D cancelled by the FAA on March 16, 1979

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: NYC78FNE26
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report


1. NTSB Identification: NYC78FNE26 at
2. FAA:

History of this aircraft

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Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
30-Jan-2010 03:11 DColclasure Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
17-Oct-2011 07:02 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
10-Nov-2013 09:39 Alpine Flight Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
09-Jan-2017 17:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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