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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 182438
Last updated: 23 April 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AA5 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman American AA-5A Cheetah
Registration: N9860U
MSN: AA5A-0260
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Polly Ranch Airport (7XS0), Friendwoods, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Friendswood, TX (7XS0)
Destination airport:Friendswood, TX (7XS0)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The solo student pilot reported that during the second landing of his flight, the airplane bounced twice and veered left. He reported that as the airplane was about to exit the left side of the runway, he applied full power to abort the landing. The student pilot reported that the airplane collided with a tree 60 feet above the ground on the left side of runway, spun around 270 degrees in the air and impacted the ground. The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings.

The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The student pilot's loss of directional control during an aborted landing, which resulted in a collision with a tree and impact with the ground.


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Screen capture of News report

Revision history:

17-Dec-2015 20:42 Iceman 29 Added
19-Dec-2015 08:12 Anon. Updated [Narrative, Photo, ]
20-Dec-2015 15:19 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator]
20-Dec-2015 15:19 harro Updated [Operator]
22-Dec-2015 23:27 Geno Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 15:34 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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