NTSB Identification: FTW86LA140.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32294.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 29, 1986 in ROANOKE, TX
Aircraft: AMERICAN AA-1, registration: N5753L
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 PILOT TOOK OFF DURING DARKNESS ON AN EARLY MORNING FLT & ARRIVED AT THE DESTN ARPT PRIOR TO SUNRISE. HE WAS UNABLE TO ACTIVATE THE RWY LIGHTS, BUT SINCE THE GROUND FEATURES COULD BE SEEN, HE ELECTED TO LAND. DURING THE LANDING, THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN ALONGSIDE THE RWY & COLLIDED WITH A DITCH, THEN NOSED OVER.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DAWN


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY EDGE LIGHTS..NOT OPERATING


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL DETECTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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