NTSB Identification: LAX84FUJ05.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26109.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 01, 1984 in MESA, AZ
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AA1, registration: N6233L
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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 WENT OFF THE RWY DURING A LANDING IN A 15-25 KT WIND. THE PLT SAID A GUST OF WIND SWERVED THE ACFT OFF THE RWY.THE PLT ATTEMPTED A GO-AROUND BUT REALIZED HE COULD NOT MAKE IT IN THE DIRT SO HE CUT THE THROTTLE. THE ACFT ROLLED INTOA DITCH AND NOSED OVER.

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

WIND INFORMATION..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..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..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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