NTSB Identification: LAX83FUG20.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22138.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 03, 1983 in CHINO, CA
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AA-5A, registration: N26798
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 PILOT STATED THAT ON TAKEOFF FROM A TOUCH AND GO LANDING THE ACFT LOST POWER. THE FUEL BOOST PUMPS WERE ON AND THE MIXTURE WAS FULL RICH. HE SWITCHED FUEL TANKS BUT THE ENGINE DID NOT REGAIN POWER. THE ACFT WAS LANDED IN A HAY FIELD. A POST ACCIDENT RUN OF THE ENGINE DISCLOSED A SHORTED LEAD FROM THE NO. 2 MAGNETO.

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

IGNITION SYSTEM,MAGNETO..SHORTED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP

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