Preliminary Accident Reports

October 2001 Issue

July 10, Medford, N.J. / Grumman American AA-1C

At 12:58 eastern time, a Grumman American AA-1C struck the ground while on approach to South Jersey Regional Airport, killing both occupants. The flight had originated from Northeast Philadelphia Airport 13 minutes earlier. A witness in another airplane reported seeing the accident airplane making a turn from downwind to base in excess of 60 degrees of bank, followed by a 2½-turn spin to the ground. The pilot’s logbook reported 319 total hours, with 4 hours in the preceding 90 days....

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