NTSB Identification: LAX92LA300.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 46335.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 15, 1992 in FIVE POINTS, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/26/1993
Aircraft: AYRES S2R-T34, registration: N3105V
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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 PILOT WAS COMPLETING A NIGHT AERIAL APPLICATION FLIGHT ON A PRIVATELY OWNED 2700 FT LONG BY 25 FT WIDE AIRSTRIP. DURING THE LANDING FLARE THE RIGHT WING BOOM BECAME ENTANGLED WITH THE HIGH VEGETATION THAT AIRPORT PERSONNEL FAILED TO MAINTAIN. HIGH VEGETATION AND A DIRT BANK PARALLELS THE RUNWAY'S EDGE. THE PILOT APPLIED FULL POWER TO GO-AROUND, BUT TO NO AVAIL. THE AIRPLANE'S RIGHT WING STRUCK THE DIRT BANK AND SPUN THE AIRPLANE. THE AIRPLANE'S WING SPAN IS 44 FT, 5 INCHES.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE FAILURE OF AIRPORT PERSONNEL TO PERFORM THE NECESSARY RUNWAY MAINTENANCE. CONTRIBUTING TO THIS ACCIDENT WAS THE DARK NIGHT AND HIGH VEGETATION.
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