NTSB Identification: LAX84LA211.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25058.
Accident occurred Friday, March 09, 1984 in CARLSBAD, CA
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AA-5B, registration: N74862
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 WHEN THE ACFT WAS ABOUT 10 FT AGL & HE WAS BEGINNING TO FLARE FOR A LANDING ON RWY 24, A SLIGHT GUST OF WIND CAUSED THE PLANE TO DRIFT TO THE EDGE OF THE RWY. THE PLT BEGAN CORRECTING FOR THE DRIFT, BUT THE PASSENGER GRABBED THE YOKE & PLACED HIS FEET FIRMLY ON THE RUDDER PEDALS. REPORTEDLY, THE PASSENGER 'FROZE ON THE CONTROLS.' THE PLT DIRECTED THE PASSENGER TO RELEASE THE CONTROLS & HIT HIM TWICE IN THE CHEST. AS THE ACFT CONTINUED TO VEER OFF COURSE, THE PASSENGER RELEASED THE CONTROLS, BUT BY THIS TIME, THE ACFT WAS HEADED TOWARD PARKED ACFT. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, THERE WAS INSUFFICIENT TIME & DISTANCE AVAILABLE TO CORRECT THE SITUATION. THE ACFT CRASHED INTO A CESSNA 182K, N2584F; A CESSNA 152, N24384; & A CESSNA 150, N63206. THE PASSENGER DID NOT REMEMBER GRABBING THE ACFT CONTROLS.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CONTROL INTERFERENCE..PERFORMED..PASSENGER


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT PARKED/STANDING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OTHER PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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