NTSB Identification: NYC86LA226.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32766.
Accident occurred Monday, September 01, 1986 in SO. BERWICK, ME
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AA-5A, registration: N26784
Injuries: 3 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 ACFT EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF ENG POWER WHILE LEVELING OFF AT 2,500 FT MSL SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF. REMEDIAL ACTION WAS ATTEMPTED, HOWEVER, POWER WAS NOT REGAINED. THE PLT INITIATED A 180 DEG TURN BACK TOWARD THE ARPT BUT ALTITUDE WAS INSUFFICIENT TO REACH THE ARPT. THE ACFT CONTACTED WIRES DURING THE EMERGENCY DESCENT INTO A FIELD AND DESCENDED UNCONTROLLED TO TERRAIN IMPACT. REASON FOR THE POWER LOSS IS UNDETERMINED.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION(MARKED)


Contributing Factors

CLEARANCE..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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