NTSB Identification: MKC85LA206.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28727.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 31, 1985 in MONTGOMERY CITY, MO
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AA-1C, registration: N39061
Injuries: 2 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.

N39061 COLLIDED WITH TREES AT THE EDGE OF THE ARPT AFTER TAKEOFF FROM A 2,380 FT LONG, TURF & GRAVEL RWY. THERE WAS ON 80' LEFT CROSSWIND AT 10 KTS AND THE DENSITY ALT WAS 3,000 FT. THE ARPT OPERATOR SAID THE ACFT BECAME AIRBORNE AT A SLOWER THAN NORMAL SPEED AFTER A LONG TAKEOFF ROLL. AS THE ACFT APPROACHED THE TREES OFF THE END OF THE RWY, THE RT WING DROPPED. THE ACFT THEN HIT THE TREES AND FELL TO THE GROUND INVERTED. NNEITHER THE STUDENT PLT NOR HIS PASSENGER WERE INJURED.

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

LIFT-OFF..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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