Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Boeing A75N1(PT17), N52236: Accident occurred September 05, 2016 in Atlanta, Cass County, Texas


NTSB Identification: GAA16CA467
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, September 05, 2016 in Atlanta, TX
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.


ATLANTA, TX.  --  At approximately 1:50 p.m. Texas Highway Patrol Troopers responded to a report of a plane crash north of US-59 in Atlanta.

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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