NTSB Identification: ATL87LA060.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32186.
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 14, 1987 in STOCKBRIDGE, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/21/1988
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AA-5A, registration: N26900
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.

DURING AN ATTEMPTED LANDING, THE PILOT LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL AND VEERED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF RUNWAY 29 AND COLLIDED WITH A TREE. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT A GUST OF WIND FROM THE LEFT RESULTED IN THE LEFT WING RISING ABOUT 7 FEET. THE PILOT APPLIED POWER FOR AN ATTEMPTED GO-AROUND. REALIZING THAT A SAFE CLIMBOUT COULD NOT BE ACCOMPLISHED, HE ABORTED. THERE WERE NO REPORTED AIRCRAFT PROBLEMS. THE WINDS WERE LIGHT AND VARIABLE WHEN THE PILOT STARTED THE APPROACH.

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

GO-AROUND..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


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