NTSB Identification: WPR11LA306
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 05, 2011 in Camas, WA
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AVN. CORP. AA-5, registration: N1334R
Injuries: 2 Serious.
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On July 5, 2011, about 1049 Pacific daylight time, a Grumman AA-5, N1334R, collided with a tree and then terrain near Camas, Washington. The pilot/owner was operating the airplane under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. The commercial pilot and one passenger sustained serious injuries; the airplane sustained substantial damage from impact forces. The personal cross-country flight departed Grove Field in Camas about 1040, with a planned destination of Grant County Regional/Ogilvie Field, John Day, Oregon. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and a visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan had been filed.
The pilot was maneuvering to remain clear of controlled airspace. During a turn, a wing collided with trees, and the airplane descended into a gravel pit. Both the pilot and the passenger had a broken leg.
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