NTSB Identification: FTW83LA285.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23287.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 18, 1983 in CLIFTON, TX
Aircraft: BELLANCA 17-30A, registration: N28008
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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 FINAL APCH TO LAND, THE PLT SAW 2 BUZZARDS & ADDED POWER WHILE MANEUVERING TO AVOID THEEM, THEN CONTINUED THE APCH. THIS RESULTED IN LANDING BEYOND THE INTENDED TOUCHDOWN POINT. THE MIDDLE OF THE RWY WAS HIGHER THAN EITHER END; THEREFORE, THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO SEE A LARGE CANINE THAT WAS MOVING TOWARD THE LANDING AREA UNTIL THE ACFT WAS ABOUT HALFWAY DOWN THE RWY. A GO-AROUND WAS INITIATED, BUT AS THE GEAR WAS RETRACTED, THE WHEELS CONTACTED TREETOPS NEAR THE END OF THE RWY. THE ACFT SUBSEQUENTLY CAME TO REST IN A MILO FIELD ABOUT 250 YDS FROM THE INITIAL TREE IMPACT AFTER FLYING THRU ADDITIONAL TREES.

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

OBJECT..ANIMAL(S)

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..BIRD(S)




Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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