Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Metropolitan Oakland Intl Airport

Oakland, California 94617
Wednesday, January 26, 2000 15:35 PST

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
The pilot was attempting to practice touch-and-go landings. During the landing attempt, the airplane began to bounce. The pilot said he thought the bouncing would settle down, and instead, it got worse to the point that it broke off the nose gear strut.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
The inadvertent porpoise and improper remedial action of the pilot during the landing attempt.
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date1/26/2000 
Event Day of the WeekWednesday 
Time of Event1535 
Event Time ZonePacific Standard Time 
Event CityOAKLAND  
Event StateCALIFORNIA 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site94617  
Event Date Year2000 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude-- 
Event Location Longitude-- 
Event Location AirportMETROPOLITAN OAKLAND INTL 
Event Location Nearest Airport IDOAK  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles-- 
Degrees magnetic from airport-- 
Airport Elevation
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation1553 Pacific Standard Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)360 
Weather Observation Facility IDOAK  
Elevation of weather observation facility
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)
Time Zone of the weather observationPST 
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height16000 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height3000 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsScattered 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingBroken 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 10 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)12 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)260 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 30 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryNone 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All-- 
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)10105 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification DateMar 27 2000 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time815 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket informationIMAGE 
Date of most recent change to recordJul 17 2001 8:35AM 
User who most recently changed recordMONR  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN228ER 
NTSB NumberLAX00LA137  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameGrumman American  
Aircraft ModelAG5B  
Aircraft Series IdentifierAG5B  
Aircraft Serial Number10119  
Certified Max Gross Weight2400 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearFixed 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionAnnual 
Date of Last InspectionAug 1 1999 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection103 
Airframe Hours1750 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedNo 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteUnknown 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameOILVER A. BAER  
Aircraft Owner Street Address  
Aircraft Owner CityHAYWARD  
Aircraft Owner StateCA 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode94544  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator Name  
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address  
Operator City  
Operator State  
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Personal 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventNo 
Departure Airport CodeHWD  
Departure CityHAYWARD  
Departure StateCA 
Departure Country  
Departure Time1545 
Departure Time ZonePST 
Destination Same as Local Fltcrash at destination city 
Destination Airport CodeOAK  
Destination City  
Destination StateCA 
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightLanding 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordJun 14 2001 4:03AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location27L 
Runway Length6212 
Runway Width150 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--