NTSB Identification: MIA89FA027.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37943.
Accident occurred Friday, November 11, 1988 in TAMPA, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/28/1989
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AA5A, registration: N9975U
Injuries: 2 Fatal,2 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WITNESSES STATED THE ACFT WAS FLYING AT LOW ALT IN THE AREA OF LAKE THONOTOSASSA JUST BEFORE IT STRUCK THE TOP STATIC WIRE OF A GROUP OF POWER LINES. IMPACT OCCURRED WHILE THE ACFT WAS ON A SOUTHERLY HEADING. THE ACFT THEN CRASHED INTO AN ORANGE GROVE. AN EXAM OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF A PREIMPACT FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION OF THE AIRFRAME OR ENGINE. THE WX WAS GOOD WITH A CLEAR SKY CONDITION & 15 MI VISIBILITY.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LOW PASS..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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