NTSB Identification: SEA82DA041
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, March 21, 1982 in LEBANON, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/21/1983
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AA-5B, registration: N28791
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

THE PILOT HAD ABOUT 3 HOURS OF FLYING EXPERIENCE IN THIS MAKE AND MODEL OF AIRCRAFT. THIS WAS HIS FIRST LANDING WITH REAR-SEAT PASSENGERS. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE WIND WAS VARIABLE AND GUSTING TO 15 KNOTS. DURING THE LANDING FLARE, THE PILOT FELT A SUDDEN DROP AND APPLIED POWER TO COMPENSATE. THE PLANE TOUCHED DOWN TAIL FIRST, BOUNCED AND DEPARTED THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. IT CONTINUED DOWN A DRAINAGE DITCH BESIDE THE RUNWAY UNTIL IT HIT A CULVERT AND CROSSED OVER A PERPENDICULAR TAXIWAY. A WITNESS STATED THAT THE PLANE TRAVELED ALONG THE DRAINAGE DITCH FOR ABOUT 1500 FT.

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

LEVEL OFF..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN KIND OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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