Pilot of Experimental Aircraft Loses Control While Landing at Hayward


MAY 19, 2003

Yesterday, about 12:55 p.m., the pilot of an experimental aircraft lost control while landing at the Hayward Executive Airport. The aircraft was substantially damaged when it left the runway and came to rest in the grass between the airport's two runways. Neither the pilot nor his passenger were injured.

The Glasair aircraft (N271RP) had been built by the pilot, Robert Monagan of San Mateo County.

Monagan had flown from Half Moon Bay to Hayward. He stated that he first tried to land at Hayward but instead executed a "go-around." On his second approach he lost directional control of the airplane.

Source: National Transportation Safety Board account.