NTSB Identification: NYC82DA141
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, July 05, 1982 in MARSTONS MILLS, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/05/1983
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AA-5A, registration: N9657U
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

THE PILOT STATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT WAS SLOW TO GAIN NORMAL LIFT-OFF SPEED DUE TO THE SURFACE OF THE AIRSTRIP. HE ALSO STATED THAT AFTER PREMATURELY VAULTING THE AIRCRAFT INTO THE AIR THE AIRCRAFT NEVER GAINED SUFFICIENT AIRSPEED FOR A CLIMB. THE AIRCRAFT MUSHED INTO TREES OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY. RUNWAY 9-27 WAS OVER 900 FT LONGER THAN THE ONE SELECTED AND WAS AVAILABLE FOR USE.

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIFT-OFF..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

STALL/MUSH..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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