NTSB Identification: NYC92LA085.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 46089.
Accident occurred Thursday, April 23, 1992 in TEWKSBURY, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/13/1993
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AA-1B, registration: N6325L
Injuries: 1 Minor.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
THE STUDENT PILOT WAS UNABLE TO COMPENSATE FOR ADVERSE CROSSWINDS DURING LANDING. HE STARTED TO ABORT THE SECOND LANDING, BUT THE AIRPLANE BOUNCED ON THE RUNWAY, AND HE WAS UNABLE TO ATTAIN ADEQUATE AIRSPEED AND ALTITUDE BEFORE THE AIRPLANE STRUCK A TREE. RUNWAY 21 IS 26 FEET WIDE. THE PILOT HAD 71.2 HOURS TOTAL FLIGHT TIME, WITH 10.3 HOURS IN THE LAST 90 DAYS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO COMPENSATE FOR ADVERSE WINDS, WHICH RESULTED IN A BOUNCED LANDING, SUBSEQUENT LOSS OF AIRSPEED AND AIRPLANE CONTROL.
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