NTSB Identification: ATL84LA165.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24592.
Accident occurred Monday, May 07, 1984 in SMITHFIELD, NC
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AA-5B, registration: N28239
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 PLT HAD ONLY 1 HR OF NIGHT EXPERIENCE & WAS PRACTICING NIGHT LANDINGS TO MAINTAIN CURRENCY. DURING A LANDING, THE ACFT BOUNCED & THE PLT ADDED POWER TO RECOVER. AS POWER WAS APPLIED, THE ACFT WENT OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY & SUBSEQUENTLY COLLIDED WITH A TREE.

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

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT

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