NTSB Identification: MKC83LA203.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21311.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 27, 1983 in JUNCTION CITY, KS
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AA-5, registration: N6191L
Injuries: 3 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.

DURING ARRIVAL, THE PLT NOTICED AN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORM JUST TO THE WEST OF THE ARPT. WHILE ON THE APPROACH, HE NOTICED THE WIND SOCK INDICATING A SOUTHEAST WIND WITH LITTLE VELOCITY. THE PLT STATED THAT WHEN HE WAS ON A SHORT FINAL APPROACH, THE WIND SHIFTED TO THE NORTH, PROBABLY DUE TO THE PROXIMITY OF THE THUNDERSTORM. FINDING HIMSELF HALFWAY DOWN THE RWY AFTER ENCOUNTERING THE WINDSHIFT, HE ATTEMPTED TO GO AROUND. HE MISSED SOME WIRES AT THE END OF THE RWY, BUT THE RIGHT WING OF THE ACFT STRUCK A POWER LINE POLE.

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..THUNDERSTORM


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE

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