NTSB Identification: FTW83LA262.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23067.
Accident occurred Friday, June 03, 1983 in KAPLAN, LA
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164B, registration: N48503
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.
WHILE DEPARTING FROM A PRIVATE STRIP, THE PLT TOOK OFF TO THE NORTH IN CALM WINDS. WHEN HE RETURNED TO LAND, THE WIND HAD BEGUN BLOWING FROM THE SOUTHWEST AT 20 KTS; THUS, HE ELECTED TO LAND TOWARD THE SOUTH. A TRUCK WAS PARKED AT THE APCH END OF THE STRIP, REQUIRING THE PLT TO MANEUVER AROUND IT PRIOR TO TOUCHDOWN. AS HE WAS BANKING THE ACFT TO THE LEFT TO ALIGN IT WITH THE RWY, THE LEFT WING STRUCK A CLUMP OF GRASS & GROUND LOOPED TO A STOP, DAMAGING BOTH WINGS, THE FUSELAGE & ENG MOUNTS, THE PLT HAD A MEDICAL WAIVER FOR VISION TO FLY AFTER 1 EYE HAD BEEN SURGICALLY REMOVED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND
TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION
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