NTSB Identification: NYC87LA079.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35249.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 07, 1987 in BEVERLY, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/16/1989
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AA-5A, registration: N472EH
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.

STUDENT PILOT BECAME LOST AND DISORIENTED DURING ENROUTE FLIGHT TO THE MANCHESTER AREA AND LANDED AT BEVERLY AIRPORT INSTEAD. DURING LANDING ROLL, THE AIRCRAFT DRIFTED TO THE LEFT OF THE RUNWAY AND COLLIDED WITH A SNOWBANK, BREAKING OFF THE NOSE GEAR AND RIGHT WHEEL.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK



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