NTSB Identification: LAX82FA156B
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, May 01, 1982 in CAMARILLO, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/01/1983
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AA-1A, registration: N7254L
Injuries: 2 Minor,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 TOOK OFF FROM THE CAMARILLO AIRPORT ON A LOCAL FLIGHT TO PRACTICE TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS. HE HAD MADE TWO TOUCH AND GO PATTERNS AND WAS ON HIS THIRD AND FINAL LANDING WHEN THE COLLISION OCCURRED. HE HAD TRANSMITTED HIS POSITION ON DOWNWIND AND BASE LEG ON EACH OF THE PATTERNS. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE DELAYED HIS BASE CALL DUE TO OTHER RADIO TRANSMISSIONS ON THE SAME UNICOM FREQUENCY, BUT TRANSMITTED AN ADVISORY OF TURNING BASE TO FINAL APPROACH. HE WAS HIGH WHEN HE BEGAN HIS FINAL APPROACH AND WAS DESCENDING AT IDLE POWER WHEN THE PROPELLER OF HIS AIRCRAFT STRUCK THE RUDDER AND RIGHT STABILATOR OF N24584. NONE OF THE PILOTS WERE AWARE OF THE CLOSE PROXIMITY OF THE AIRCRAFT UNTIL AFTER THE COLLISION. BOTH AIRCRAFT WERE LANDED WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT

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