NTSB Identification: LAX83LA286.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21728.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 05, 1983 in PALO ALTO, CA
Aircraft: JOHNSON VARI-EZE, registration: N36RJ
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 STATED THAT IN AN ATTEMPT TO IMPROVE HIS LANDINGS AND REDUCE THE LANDING ROLL, THE AIRSPEED ON FINAL WAS 10 MPH LESS THAN NORMALLY USED. HE WAS ALSO ATTEMPTING TO TOUCHDOWN ON THE NUMBERS AT THE THRESHOLD. THE ACFT'S LANDING GEAR STRUCK A SMALL DIKE APRX 150 FEET PRIOR TO THE RWY THRESHOLD AND COLLAPSED. THE ACFT CAME TO A STOP APRX 100 FEET DOWN THE RWY FROM THE THRESHOLD.

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

PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT

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