On July 1, 2000, about 1430 hours Pacific daylight time, a Globe Swift GC-1B, N80710, sustained substantial damage when it veered off the runway and collided with a fence during landing at Whiteman Field, Pacoima, California. The private pilot/owner was operating the airplane under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91. The pilot and one passenger were not injured. The personal flight departed Whiteman Field about 1300. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot stated the approach to landing was normal but the airplane bounced when he attempted a wheel landing. He applied some power to soften the next touchdown, but the airplane bounced again and drifted over the median between the runway and the taxiway. He attempted to go around by adding full power but the airplane continued to drift left. He said his airspeed was too low to go around. Once he cleared a row of parked airplanes, he attempted to land on a taxiway. The left wing contacted a chain link fence and trees spinning the airplane into the trees.