NTSB Identification: NYC85LA008.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26630.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 07, 1984 in CORINTH, NY
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AA5A, registration: N26759
Injuries: 2 Minor.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
DURING AN APRX 45 MIN FLIGHT THE PLT BECAME DISORIENTED AND FLEW AN APCH TO A SOD AREA THAT HE MISTAKENLY IDENTIFIED AS HIS DESIRED DEST. DURING THE APCH THE ACFT CONTACTED WIRES CAUSING THE ACFT TO DESCEND OUT OF CONTROL INTO A RIVER.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
LANDED AT WRONG AIRPORT..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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