NTSB Identification: LAX83FJA06.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20714.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 03, 1983 in WAIMANALO, OAHU, HI
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AA-5B, registration: N28808
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious,2 Minor.

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 WAS OBSERVED MANEUVERING OVER THE WATER AT LOW ALTITUDE PRIOR TO IMPACT WITH THE WATER. A SURVIVING PAX STATED THAT HE & THE PLT HAD A BIG PARTY THE DAY BEFORE THE FLT & THEY BOTH HAD HANGOVERS THE FOLLOWING MORNING. HE FURTHER STATED THAT THEY HAD A COUPLE OF BEERS THAT MORNING, BUT DIDN'T DRINK WHILE FLYING. THE PLT'S BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL WAS 0.17%.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

BUZZING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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