NTSB Identification: NYC92LA007.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45619.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 13, 1991 in BOXBORO, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/27/1993
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AA-5A, registration: N26697
Injuries: 1 Serious,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.

DURING PREFLIGHT FOR A CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT, THE PILOT FAILED TO REMOVE AN ACCUMULATION OF ICE AND FROST FROM THE AIRCRAFT. THE FLIGHT DEPARTED AT A GROSS WEIGHT AT OR NEAR MAXIMUM AND SETTLED INTO A GROVE OF TREES APPROXIMATELY ONE QUARTER MILE OFF THE END OF THE DEPARTURE RUNWAY.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO PERFORM AN ADEQUATE PREFLIGHT TO REMOVE ICE/FROST FROM THE AIRCRAFT WINGS.

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