Tuesday, October 24, 2017

American Aviation AA-1A, N9239L: Accident occurred October 21, 2017 in Maricopa, Pinal County, Arizona

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


NTSB Identification: WPR18LA014
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 21, 2017 in Maricopa, AZ
Aircraft: AMERICAN AVIATION AA 1A, registration: N9239L
Injuries: 2 Serious.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On October 21, 2017, about 1113 mountain standard time, an American Aviation AA-1A airplane, N9239L, impacted the runway hard after coming in contact with powerlines during the approach to land at Hidden Valley Airport (AZ43) in Maricopa, Arizona. The private pilot and passenger were seriously injured and the airplane sustained substantial damage throughout. The airplane was registered to, and operated by, the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from an unknown location.

Witnesses reported that while the airplane was on short final, the landing gear impacted powerlines. Subsequently, the airplane descended rapidly and impacted the ground hard. 

The airplane has been moved to a secure location for further examination.

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