NTSB Identification: NYC84FA137.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27282.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 10, 1984 in MARLBORO, NJ
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AA-1C, registration: N9950U
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

PILOT AND PAX DEPARTING 2170 FT RWY AT NEAR MAX GROSS WEIGHT PAX STATED IT DIDNT APPEAR AS IF THEY WERE GOING TO CLEAR HIGH TENSION POWER LINES LOCATED ABOUT 2400 FT FROM RWY END.PILOT MADE LEFT TURN AND IMPACTED UNMARKED WIRES ABOUT 600 FT LEFT OF EXTENDED CENTERLINE.IT WAS WITHIN THE A/C PERFORMANCE CAPABILITIES TO CLEAR THE WIRE OBSTRUCTIONS OF THE RWY END,HOWEVER,THE LOSS OF LIFT IN THE PREMATURE LEFT TURN RESULTED IN A DEGREDATION OF A/C PERFORMANCE. THE PILOT WAS NOTABLE TO CLEAR THE ADDITIONAL WIRES DURING THE TURN.

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:

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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