NTSB Identification: LAX90DVM02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 41354.
Accident occurred Monday, March 05, 1990 in HOLLISTER, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/17/1992
Aircraft: LINK VARI-EZE, registration: N144BE
Injuries: 1 Minor.
THE PILOT SAID HE WAS LANDING ON RUNWAY 24 DIRECTLY INTO THE SETTING SUN. HE NOTED THAT HE WAS UNABLE TO SEE HIS INSTRUMENT PANEL DUE TO THE SUN GLARE AND THAT HE MISJUDGED HIS ALTITUDE AND RATE OF SINK. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A FENCE SHORT OF THE THRESHOLD AND CARTWHEELED TO A STOP ON THE RUNWAY.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT'S MISJUDGEMENT OF ALTITUDE AND DISTANCE TO THE RUNWAY, WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH TO LAND. THE SUNGLARE WAS A RELATED FACTOR.
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