NTSB Identification: DEN03LA100.
The docket is stored in the Docket Management System (DMS). Please contact Records Management Division
Accident occurred Sunday, June 08, 2003 in Moriarty, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/30/2003
Aircraft: Burkhart Grob G102 Standard III, registration: N850BG
Injuries: 1 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.
After completing a left hand turn from base to final for runway 26, the pilot felt a sudden wind shift and noticed a groundspeed increase of approximately 5 to 10 knots. The glider landed hard, bounced into the air about 10 feet above the runway, and stalled. It struck the runway in a nose down attitude collapsing both wings, and separating the fuselage from the empennage.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: the pilot's improper flare, and his failure to recover from the subsequent bounced landing. Contributing factors include the sudden wind shift and the tail wind. Full narrative available
Index for Jun2003 | Index of months