NTSB Identification: LAX86LA026.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29802.
Accident occurred Friday, October 25, 1985 in FLAGSTAFF, AZ
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AA-5A, registration: N26714
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 WHILE SIGHT-SEEING IN THE VICINITY OF THE GRAND CANYON, HE BECAME DISORIENTED AND LOST. THE FUEL IN THE LEFT TANK WAS EXHAUSTED AND THE RIGHT FUEL TANK CONTAINED MINIMUM FUEL. THE PILOT NEGOTIATED A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING ON THE HARD SURFACE ROAD AND DURING THE LANDING ROLL THE AIRCRAFT LEFT WING STRUCK A WIRE FENCE. THE PLT DID NOT REPORT ANY PRE-EXISTING MALFUNCTIONS OR FAILURES.

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

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SUPPLY..REDUCED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..LACK OF

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