NTSB Identification: MIA85LA172.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28518.
Accident occurred Friday, May 17, 1985 in ORLANDO, FL
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AA-5A, registration: N210JA
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 PLT REPORTED THAT AFTER HE ARRIVED & WAS ON AN APCH TO LAND, HE NOTED 'TAPE' ACROSS THE RWY. HE REMAINED AIRBORNE UNTIL THE ACFT PASSED OVER 'THE TAPED OFF AREA.' HE THEN LANDED THE ACFT ON THE RWY WHICH WAS ROUGH & BUMPY. THE PLT STATED THAT THE ACFT WAS STILL MOVING FAST WHEN IT WAS HALF WAY DOWN THE RWY, SO HE ELECTED TO GO AROUND. AS HE TOOK OFF, THE ACFT CLEARED THE END OF THE RWY, BUT REPORTEDLY, IT 'GOT HIT BY A STRONG GUST FROM THE SIDE' & SUBSEQUENTLY COLLIDED WITH A TREE & CRASHED. ABOUT 10 MI WEST, THE 1250 EDT ORLANDO WIND WAS FROM 260 DEG AT 17 GUSTING 26 KTS.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..DISPLACED THRESHOLD


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS



Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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