NTSB Identification: CHI84FA308.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26044.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 24, 1984 in LITTLE FALLS, MN
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AA-5, registration: N1338R
Injuries: 4 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 COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND DURING A TAKEOFF ATTEMPT. THE LOW TIME PLT WAS USING A GRASS RWY FOR THE 1ST TIME WITHOUT AN INSTRUCTOR. THE ACFT WAS ROTATED PREMATURELY AND ASSUMED A NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE. ACCORDING TO ONE WITNESS THE ACFT WAS 'BEHIND THE POWER CURVE' FROM TAKEOFF TO CRASH. THE HUSBAND OF THE PLT, WHO SAW THE ACCIDENT FROM ACROSS THE ARPT, SAID THAT THE ACFT WAS GOIND SLOWER THAN HE EXPECTED. AN AG PLT WHO SAW THE ACCIDENT STATED THE ACFT CLIMBED STEEPER UNTIL IT WAS VERTICAL, DID A WING OVER (HAMMERHEAD) AND DOVE STRAIGHT INTO THE GROUND WHERE IT BURNED.

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

STALL..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER CLIMB RATE..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ROTATION..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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