On December 31, 1993, at 1130 Pacific standard time, a Grumman AA1B-TR2, N1413R, collided with a fence, and nosed over following a hard landing on runway 24 at Flabob Airport, Riverside, California. The pilot was conducting a local visual flight rules personal flight. The airplane, operated by the pilot, was destroyed. The certificated private pilot and his passenger sustained minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The flight originated at Flabob Airport at 1045 hours. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot stated in the Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident Report, NTSB Form 6120.1/2, that he used an approach speed of 72 miles per hour and bounced on the initial touchdown. He applied power and right rudder, but bounced again. The right rudder application was ineffective. On the second touchdown, the airplane veered to the left, exited the runway, and collided with a fence.
A ground witness reported that he observed the airplane in a 30- degrees nose-up attitude about three feet above the ground. The airplane "...wobbled..." toward the south and struck a fence. The airplane then flipped over on its back.
Mr. Daniel W. Allison, Principal Maintenance Inspector, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Riverside [California] Flight Standards District Office, conducted the on-scene investigation. Inspector Allison reported that the airplane struck the fence during a go-around while in ground effect.
Inspector Allison also said that he examined the engine and found no evidence of any preexisting malfunctions or failures.