NTSB Identification: SEA84LA085.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24491.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 15, 1984 in DRIGGS, ID
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AA-5B, registration: N28291
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.

DURING A LANDING, THE PLT ENCOUNTERED A PORPOISE WHICH INCREASED IN SEVERITY. HE ADDED FULL POWER, RAISED THE NOSE & INITIATED A GO-AROUND, DURING WHICH, THE STALL WARNING HORN SOUNDED. THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE LEFT THE CARBURETOR HEAT ON & LEFT THE FLAPS IN A 2/3 EXTENEDED POSTION. AS HE CONTINUED THE GO-AROUND, HE MANUEVERED THE ACFT TO AVOID HITTING A POLE. IMMEDIATELY THEREAFTER, THE LEFT WING TIP STRUCK SNOW COVERED GROUND & THE ACFT CARTWHEELED TO A STOP. THE ELEVATION OF THE ARPT WAS 6202 FT. THE PLT HAD RECENTLY RECEIVED HIS PRIVATE PLT CERTIFICATE & HAD JUST CHECKED OUT IN THIS MAKE & MODEL OF ACFT.

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

GO-AROUND..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

CARBURETOR HEAT..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

RAISING OF FLAPS..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED

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