NTSB Identification: MIA84LA150.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24279.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 24, 1984 in PANAMA CITY, FL
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AA-1B, registration: N1496R
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 STATED HE ENCOUNTERED HEAD WINDS STRONGER THAN FORECAST & THE ACFT RAN OUT OF FUEL. HE MADE A FORCED LANDING IN WHAT APPEARED TO BE A CLEARED FIELD. DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE ACFT HIT A DITCH & NOSED OVER. THE PLT INDICATED THAT THE SURFACE OF THE GROUND WAS OBSCURED BY SHORT PINE TREES.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIDDEN OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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