NTSB Identification: CHI83LA098.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20361.
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 01, 1983 in WARSAW, IN
Aircraft: GULFSTREAM AMERICAN AA-5B, registration: N209JA
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT REPORTED THAT DURING ARRIVAL, HE CONTACTED UNICOM FOR AN ADVISORY. REPORTEDLY, THE WIND AT THAT TIME WAS FROM 090 DEG AT 15 KTS, WITHIN THE X-WIND CAPABILITY OF THE ACFT. DURING THE APPROACH AND LANDING, THE PLT SLIPPED THE PLANE TO A NORMAL RIGHT-WHEEL TOUCHDOWN ON RWY 36. AT ABOUT THAT TIME, A HEAVY GUST WAS ENCOUNTERED AND THE ACFT LIFTED OFF AGAIN. THE PLT APPLIED POWER AND RETURNED OVER THE RWY FOR A 2ND ATTEMPT TO LAND. ANOTHER GUST WAS ENCOUNTERED AND THE LEFT WING TIP STRUCK THE GROUND. THE PLT ADDED POWER TO GO AROUND. REPORTEDLY, THE AIRSPEED WAS SLOW AND THE ACFT DRIFTED TO THE WEST TOWARD A WATER TOWER AND OTHER OBSTACLES. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT MUSHED INTO A ROUGH FIELD AND COLLIDED WITH A FENCE. THE PILOT ESTIMATED THAT THE WIND HAD GUSTED TO 30 KTS.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)


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WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


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WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


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AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


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STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


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WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


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COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


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ABORTED TAKEOFF..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

WING..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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