NTSB Identification: ATL88LA041.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35471.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 22, 1987 in THOMSON, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/14/1989
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AA-5A, registration: N7109L
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.

THE AIRPLANE STRUCK HIGH-TENSION POWER LINES WHILE MANEUVERING AT ABOUT 100 FT AGL. THE COLLISION OCCURRED ABOUT 2/10 OF A MILE FROM THE RESIDENCE OF THE PLT'S GIRLFRIEND. ONE OF THE WIRES FELL TO THE GROUND, DAMAGING AN AUTO AND SETTING A FIELD ON FIRE. THE AIRPLANE RETURNED TO THE LOCAL ARPT IT HAD DEPARTED FROM EARLIER, AND LANDED WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT. THE AIRPLANE SUSTAINED STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO THE VERTICAL STABILIZER AND ONE OF THE WINGS.

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

LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OSTENTATIOUS DISPLAY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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