NTSB Identification: SEA86LA246.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32728.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 14, 1986 in RENO, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AA5, registration: N28987
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 PLT HAD BEEN WAITING IN LINE FOR TAKEOFF ON RUNWAY 16 FOR OVER AN HOUR, DUE TO TRAFFIC DEPARTING AIR RACES. WHEN CLEARED TO DEPART, WINDS WERE 300 DEG AT 15 KTS, GUSTING TO 22 KTS. PLT ELECTED TO ATTEMPT TAKEOFF, BECAME MOMENTARILY AIRBORNE WITH STALL WARNING HORN SOUNDING. WHEN PLT LOWERED NOSE OF ACFT TO COMBAT STALL, ACFT LNDG GEAR STRUCK A DIRT MOUND PARALLEL TO RIGHT OF RUNWAY. DENS ALT CALCULATED AT 5000 FT.

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

CLEARANCE TO WRONG RUNWAY..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

SELF-INDUCED PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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