Saturday, May 15, 2021

American Aviation AA-1A Trainer, N12YT: Accident occurred May 15, 2020 at Blythe Airport (KBLH), Riverside County, California

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. 

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

Additional Participating Entity
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Riverside, California

Location: Blythe, CA 
Accident Number: WPR20LA148
Date & Time: May 15, 2020, 13:57 Local 
Registration: N12YT
Aircraft: American Aviation AA1
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On May 15, 2020, about 1357 Pacific daylight time, an American Aviation AA-1A airplane, N12YT, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Blythe, California. The pilot was seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot, shortly after takeoff and about 50 ft above ground level, the airplane would not climb. The pilot confirmed that the throttle was full forward and then pushed the airplane's nose forward to gain airspeed, but the airplane still would not climb, and the left wing struck terrain. The airplane subsequently impacted the ground, just past the departure runway's threshold, spun, and came to rest about 150 ft from the initial point of impact.

The airplane was recovered to a secure location for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: American Aviation 
Registration: N12YT
Model/Series: AA1 A 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: 
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KBLH,392 ft msl 
Observation Time: 20:52 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 33°C /2°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / 16 knots, 140°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.78 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Blythe, CA (BLH)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 33.616943,-114.706108 (est)

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