NTSB Identification: FTW82DA368A
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, September 05, 1982 in KATY, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/05/1983
Aircraft: BELLANCA 8GCBC, registration: N4167Y
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

N4167Y, A BELLANCA 8GCBC, WAS BEING USED AS A GLIDER TOWPLANE. DURING THE TAKEOFF RUN THE PILOT ABORTED BECAUSE HE FELT HE HAD INADEQUATE PERFORMANCE FOR A NORMAL TOW. HE CONTINUED TO ROLL STRAIGHT AHEAD ON THE CENTER LINE OF A RELATIVELY NARROW TURF AIRSTRIP. THE LEFT WING OF THE GLIDER STRUCK THE RUDDER OF N4167Y, WHICH HAD SLOWED TO A STOP, AND THE GLIDER THEN SPUN TO THE LEFT PASSING THE TOWCRAFT AND RUNNING INTO THE PROPELLER.

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALL AVAILABLE RUNWAY..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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