NTSB Identification: LAX78FUD06
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: GRUM AMER AA-5, registration: N9553L

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1516  78/5/13    SANTA MONICA,CA     GRUM AMER AA-5      CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 55, 104
        TIME - 0930                    N9553L              PX-  0  0  2  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 25 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - SANTA MONICA
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          SAN DIEGO,CA                CAMARILLO,CA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
           COLLIDED WITH: OBJECT                                    LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           POWERPLANT - ENGINE STRUCTURE: VALVE ASSEMBLIES
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - STUCK
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - CARBON DEPOSITS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED DISTANCE AND SPEED
        PARTIAL POWER LOSS - PARTIAL LOSS OF POWER - 1 ENGINE
        REMARKS- #3 CYL EXH VALVE STUCK CLOSED.OVERSHOT LDG ATTEMPT,HIT BRUSH DRG LOW ALT TURN BACK TO RWY.

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