NTSB Identification: LAX83FUJ09
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, December 18, 1982 in CORNVILLE, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/18/1983
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AA-1B, registration: N9692L
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 PILOT WAS ON A FLIGHT FROM WICKENBURG TO COTTONWOOD, AZ TO MEET A FRIEND AND FLY HIM TO PHOENIX, AZ. DURING ARRIVAL, HE MADE TWO PASSES OVER THE TOP OF SOME HOMES WHERE HIS FRIEND WAS STAYING, NEARBY AT CORNVILLE, AZ. ON THE SECOND PASS, HE MADE A BARREL ROLL TYPE OF MANEUVER. BEFORE COMPLETING THE MANEUVER, THE PLANE CRASHED IN A NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE.

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



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