NTSB Identification: LAX87LA130.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32492.
Accident occurred Monday, March 02, 1987 in PRESCOTT, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/21/1988
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AA-1B, registration: N1474R
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 A LOCAL SOLO INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT, THE PILOT REPORTED THAT ON LANDING, THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED-DOWN ON THE NOSEWHEEL FIRST AND BOUNCED. THE AIRCRAFT SWERVED TO THE RIGHT AND THE PILOT ADDED POWER TO INITIATE A GO-AROUND, HOWEVER, THE AIRCRAFT DID NOT CLEAR A FOUR FT SNOWBANK ON THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH THE SNOWBANK IN A NOSE LOW ATTITUDE AND NOSED OVER. THE PILOT REPORTED NO MECHANICAL FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WITH THE AIRCRAFT PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK


Contributing Factors

TOTAL..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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