NTSB Identification: LAX90LA130.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45150.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 31, 1990 in BYRON, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/14/1992
Aircraft: Burkhart Grob 103, registration: N3837J
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT OF THE GLIDER ENTERED A RIGHT TRAFFIC PATTERN FOR LANDING. AFTER THE RIGHT TURN TO THE FINAL APPROACH THE PILOT ENTERED A 'SLIP' TO ACCELERATE THE DESCENT. WHEN THE GLIDER ENTERED THE FLARE PHASE OF LANDING, THE LEFT WING STRUCK THE ENGINE COWLING OF A TOW AIRCRAFT PARKED TO THE LEFT OF THE RUNWAY.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE PILOT'S INADEQUATE VISUAL LOOKOUT FOR OBJECTS ALONG THE LANDING RUNWAY.

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