On August 31, 1994, about 1430 hours Pacific daylight time, a Globe GC-1B, N80642, was substantially damaged following an on- ground loss of control during landing rollout at Five Points, California. The pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the personal cross-country flight which had originated at Fresno, California, on the day of the accident at 1405 hours. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot stated that he was landing at the private strip on runway 34 and further reported: "After rolling for about 100 to 200 feet or so, I pulled back on the yoke to plant the tail wheel so I could apply brakes. The aircraft ballooned and was hit with an easterly crosswind which drifted the aircraft to the left. The plane was slow and about 2 feet off the ground as it continued the left drift." The landing gear collided with a 3- to 4-foot berm located 40 feet to the left of the 38-foot-wide runway. The airplane then collided with soft, plowed windrows of farm soil.
The pilot reported that he was landing with full flaps. He reported that the crosswind was 6 knots with gusts to 8 knots from the right at about 90 degrees with "dust devils" in the area.