NTSB Identification: NYC98LA183.
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Accident occurred Saturday, September 05, 1998 in CHATHAM, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/26/2001
Aircraft: Grumman American AA-5B, registration: N28764
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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The pilot performed an approach to runway 24 with gusty crosswinds from the right. The airplane floated and he performed a go-around. The pilot had not retracted the flaps which were set at 2/3. A witness observed the airplane on a go-around and reported that the left wing dropped and the airplane descended into the trees. The pilot had received his private pilot certificated one month prior. His total time was 75 hours. All of his flight training was accomplished in a Cessna 172, and he had 12 hours in the accident airplane, a Grumman American AA-5B.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

the failure of the pilot to maintain airspeed during a go-around and which resulted in an inadvertent stall. Factors in the accident were the pilot's lack of total experience and the gusting crosswinds.

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