NTSB Identification: FTW84LA161.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24807.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 11, 1984 in SMITHVILLE, TX
Aircraft: American Aviation Corp. (AAC) AA-1A, registration: N9460L
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.

THE PVT NON-INSTRUMENT PLT RECEIVED TWO WX BRIEFINGS FOR HIS ROUTE OF FLT FROM MADISON, MS, TO LUFKIN, TX, TO COLLEGE STATION, TX, TO SAN ANTONIO, TX. THE LAST BRIEFING FROM COLLEGE STATION FSS INFORMED THE PLT THAT MARGINAL VFR CONDITIONS EXSISTED ALONG THE ROUTE AND SAN ANTONIO WAS REPORTED IFR. THE PLT DEPARTED COLLEGE STATION AND REPORTED THATWHEN NEAR LOCKHART, TX, A DESCENT TO 1500 FT MSL WAS PERFORMED TO MAINTAIN IN VMC. WHEN ATTEMPTS TO CONTACT AUSTIN APCH FAILED THE PLT TURNED AROUND TO PROCEED TO SMITHVILLE, TX, AND SAID HE OVER COMPENSATED FOR THE X-WIND AND BECAME DISORIENTED. AFTER FLYING AROUND FOR SOMETIME IT BEGAN TO GET DARK SO THE PLT DECIDED TO LAND ON A ROAD. DURING THE LANDING ROLL A GUST OF WIND CAUGHT THE ACFT AND THE LEFT WING CONTACTED A FENCE.

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

WEATHER FORECAST..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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