NTSB Identification: FTW87LA065.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33400.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 01, 1987 in MIDLOTHIAN, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: Burkhart Grob 103A, registration: N228BG
Injuries: 2 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 ACFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED WHEN THE LEFT WING STRUCK A 4 INCH DIAMETER POST ON LANDING. THE PLT STATED THAT HE DECIDED THAT DUE TO A CROSSWIND, HE WOULD LAND DIAGONALLY ACROSS THE NORTH/SOUTH RWY THAT WAS MOWED IN THE MIDDLE OF A LARGE OPEN FIELD WHICH SERVED AS A GLIDERPORT. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE MOWED STRIP, THE REST OF THE FIELD WAS COVERED WITH HIGH WEEDS THAT OBSTRUCTED THE POST FROM THE PLT'S VISION.

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIDDEN OBSTRUCTION(S)

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OBJECT..FENCE

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FACILITY INADEQUATE..AIRPORT PERSONNEL

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