NTSB Identification: NYC85LA214.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28464.
Accident occurred Friday, August 16, 1985 in MONTGOMERY, NY
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AA-5, registration: N5405L
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 THE FLT WAS UNEVENTFUL UNTIL HE WAS IN A DESCENT ABOUT 12 MI FROM THE DESTINATION ARPT. HE SAID THAT A LARGE BIRD SUDDENLY APPEARED IN FRONT OF THE ACFT & COLLIDED WITH THE RIGHT WING. THE BIRD STRIKE PUT A LARGE HOLE IN THE RIGHT WING ROOT, SEVERED A FUEL LINE & DAMAGED THE RIGHT FUEL TANK, BUT THE ACFT WAS LANDED SAFELY.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:OBJECT..BIRD(S)
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