NTSB Identification: LAX86LA105.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30020.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 01, 1986 in FREMONT, CA
Aircraft: Burkhart Grob 103, registration: N102BK
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.

ON FEBRUARY 1, 1986 AT ABOUT 1045 PST A GROB 103 GLIDER, N103BK, GROUND LOOPED IN MUD FOLLOWING AN ABORTED TAKEOFF AT SKY SAILING AIRPORT, FREEMONT CALIFORNIA. THE PILOT ELECTED TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF BECAUSE IT APPEARED THE TOW AIRCRAFT WAS NOT CLIMBING NORMALLY. THE TOW OPERATION WAS CONDUCTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH STANDARD PROCEDURES WHICH DO NOT REQUIRE THE GLIDER PILOT TO COORDINATE WITH THE TOW AIRCRAFT PILOT PRIOR TO THE FLIGHT. AFTER THE GLIDER RELEASED, IT DROPPED 18 INCHES TO THE GROUND, VEERED TO THE RIGHT AND COLLIDED WITH A DITCH.

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

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

CONDITION(S)/STEP(S) INSUFFICIENTLY DEFINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT


Contributing Factors

CONDITION(S)/STEP(S) INSUFFICIENTLY DEFINED..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT


Contributing Factors

ABORTED TAKEOFF..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROPER CLIMB RATE..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT

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