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14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, September 05, 2016 in Atlanta, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/18/2017
Aircraft: BOEING A75N1(PT17), registration: N52236
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.
The pilot of the tailwheel equipped biplane reported that during the landing on a grass airstrip, he landed long and was unable to stop before the landing gear contacted the edge of an intersecting asphalt runway and the biplane became airborne. The pilot further stated that after becoming airborne he aborted the landing, but the airplane impacted the top of a tree(s), descended, and touched down on an adjacent golf course. The biplane sustained substantial damage to both left wing struts.
The pilot reported that there were no pre impact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to attain the proper touchdown point on a grass airstrip and the airplane's subsequent collision with trees during an attempted aborted landing.
The pilot, Michael Leslie Johnson, a 53 year old male from Jefferson, Texas, stated that the plane had come down too hard when he attempted to land at the landing strip south of US-59, causing the plane to bounce back up in the air.
As Mr. Johnson turned the plane around for a second landing attempt, the plane’s tires struck a tree and immediately started to descending, causing it to strike the roof of a building. The plane came to rest on a golf course north of US-59.
No injuries were reported.
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