Monday, July 31, 2017

Grumman American AA-5B Tiger, N28530: Incident occurred July 30, 2017 at Kentucky Dam State Park Airport (M34), Gilbertsville, Marshall County, Kentucky

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Louisville, Kentucky

Aircraft, during hand-prop start, rolled away into a ditch.

Date: 31-JUL-17
Time: 00:10:00Z
Regis#: N28530
Aircraft Model: AA5B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)

AIRCRAFT:   Grumman American Aviation Corp AA-5B N28530, s/n: AA5B0660

ENGINE - M&M, S/N:  Lycoming O-360-A4K; Serial No. L-23984-36A

PROPELLER – M&M, S/N:  Sensenich 76EM8510-0-63; Serial No. 26526K

APPROXIMATE TOTAL HOURS (estimated TT & TSMO from logbooks or other information):

ENGINE:   TT: 1,620; SMOH: 953

PROPELLER:    TT: 1,620; SMOH: 953          

AIRFRAME:         TT: 1,620             


Nav/Com –King   Model KY 97A
Nav/Com-TKM    Model MX 11
Nav/Com-Narco  Model 112
Nav/Com-Narco  Model 112
Transponder-Garmin Model GTX 327
ADF-Narco Model ADF 140          
Loran/GPS-Apollo  Model GPS II Morrow
Audio Panel-PS Engineering  Model PMA 450

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:    Aircraft ran into a ditch on the ramp after it was started


The fixed pitch Sensenich propeller suffered damage and will require replacement;

The Lycoming O-360-A4K model engine will require a teardown inspection due to the propeller strike;

The nose gear trunnion broke where it meets the airframe and will require replacement;

The steering struts were both bent;

The lower firewall is distorted in several places, which will require replacement of the firewall assembly;

There is a 6” x 4” hole in the honeycomb belly of the fuselage that will require a patch repair;

The left, right, and nose wheel pants will require replacement or repair due to their damage;

The engine mount is broken and will require rebuild or replacement.
LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:   AMF Aviation, LLC Springfield-Robertson County Airport, TN. (M91)

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