On April 14, 2001, about 1830 eastern daylight time, a Grumman American AA-5B, N81189, registered to, and operated by a private owner, as a Title 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight , collided with a fence during landing, at a private field in Dade City, Florida. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The private-rated pilot and one passenger were not injured, and the airplane incurred substantial damage. The flight originated in St. Petersburg, Florida, the same day, about 1800. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot stated that he was on final to land on runway 26, and the wind was about 310 degrees, at a velocity of 6 knots. The pilot further stated that the touchdown may have been a little fast, and the aircraft bounced once and went to the left. He said that he then attempted to execute a go-around, and the aircraft went through a plastic fence which lined the runway. According to the pilot, he continued the climb, thinking that he could make it back around for another landing, but the aircraft ceased climbing, and he had to set it down in a pasture. He said that the aircraft incurred damage to the wings and horizontal stabilizers, and prior to the accident, there had been no mechanical failure or malfunction to the aircraft, or any of its systems.