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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : h88|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : n90|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : cfi
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 100|
flight time total : 960
flight time type : 70
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
I landed at H-88 in a no wind situation in a 1946 funk C-85 (tail- dragger). After a 3 point landing the right wheel pulled the aircraft to right hard. I applied full hard left rudder to correct and nothing happened, then applied hard left toe brake and no results. At this time I'm heading toward grass at side of field. I gave aircraft full power to get control possibly from propeller blast or gain flying speed to go around. The grass (hay) was not mown and I clipped a landing (runway) light with the propeller. I continued down through ditch and finally stopping. I couldn't see the landing (runway) light because I had my hands full trying to control that taildragger. Later I secured the aircraft. My reasons for this letter is only to report the unmowed grass or hay on sides of the runway.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: TAILDRAGGER PLT HAS LOSS OF ACFT CTL ON LNDG. RWY EXCURSION INTO GRASS WITH LNDG (RWY) LIGHT IN THE WAY.
Narrative: I LANDED AT H-88 IN A NO WIND SIT IN A 1946 FUNK C-85 (TAIL- DRAGGER). AFTER A 3 POINT LNDG THE R WHEEL PULLED THE ACFT TO R HARD. I APPLIED FULL HARD L RUDDER TO CORRECT AND NOTHING HAPPENED, THEN APPLIED HARD L TOE BRAKE AND NO RESULTS. AT THIS TIME I'M HDG TOWARD GRASS AT SIDE OF FIELD. I GAVE ACFT FULL PWR TO GET CTL POSSIBLY FROM PROP BLAST OR GAIN FLYING SPD TO GAR. THE GRASS (HAY) WAS NOT MOWN AND I CLIPPED A LNDG (RWY) LIGHT WITH THE PROP. I CONTINUED DOWN THROUGH DITCH AND FINALLY STOPPING. I COULDN'T SEE THE LNDG (RWY) LIGHT BECAUSE I HAD MY HANDS FULL TRYING TO CTL THAT TAILDRAGGER. LATER I SECURED THE ACFT. MY REASONS FOR THIS LETTER IS ONLY TO RPT THE UNMOWED GRASS OR HAY ON SIDES OF THE RWY.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.