NTSB Identification: SEA84FA135.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24795.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 16, 1984 in HAMMOND, OR
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AA-5, registration: N5465L
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.
THE ACFT WAS SEEN FIRST TO MAKE A TURN TO THE NORTH FOLLOWED BY A TURN TO THE SOUTH. IT THEN WENT INTO A NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE AND DESCENDED UNTIL IT DISAPPEARED FROM VIEW. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED NO APPARENT MALFUNCTION WITH EITHER THE ACFT OR THE ENG. TOXICOLOGY TEST RESULTS WERE NEGATIVE. SEVERAL WITNESSES REPORTED THAT THE PLT HAD ON OCCASION PERFORMED AEROBATICS WITH THE ACFT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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