NTSB Identification: NYC83LA003
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, October 04, 1982 in IPSWICH, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/04/1983
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AA-1B, registration: N9923L
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT DESCENDED OVER WATER AT NIGHT AND ELECTED TO FLY OVER A BEACH AREA AT 100 TO 200 FT AGL. HE REPORTED THAT HE LOWERED THE NOSE BRIEFLY TO SEE BETTER. AT ABOUT THAT TIME, THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A SAND BANK.

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SAND BAR

Index for Oct1982 | Index of months