NTSB Identification: NYC84FA233.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26955.
Accident occurred Friday, July 06, 1984 in WOODSTOCK, NY
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AA-5, registration: N9519L
Injuries: 1 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.

ACFT WAS ON A VFR PERSONAL FLIGHT. WITNESS ON MOUNTAIN SLOPE HEARD SOUNDS OF APPROACHING ACFT, OBSERVED BRIEF GLIMPSE OF ACFT WHEEL AND WING THROUGH CLOUD AND FOG ABOUT 100 FT AWAY, AT TREE-TOP LEVEL. A FEW SECONDS LATER. WITNESS HEARD ENG SOUND CEASE. INVESTIGATION SHOWED ACFT CUT A LEVEL SWATH THROUGH TREES DURING IMPACT SEQUENCE.

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

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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