NTSB Identification: LAX82FA237
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 29, 1982 in PHOENIX, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/29/1983
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AA5A, registration: N26668
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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 FLYING AT AN ALTITUDE OF 200 TO 300 FEET AGL. WITNESSES DESCRIBE A BANK TO THE LEFT WHICH STEEPENED UNTIL THE WINGS WERE PERPENDICULAR TO THE GROUND. THE ACFT THEN MADE A NEAR VERTICAL DESCENT INTO THE GROUND.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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