Preliminary Accident Reports

September 2007 Issue

July 5, 2007, Carrollton, Ohio, Grumman American AA-1C

At about 1100 Eastern time, the airplane sustained substantial damage on impact with trees and terrain during cruise flight. Visual conditions prevailed; the Instrument-rated Private pilot and non-rated passenger sustained fatal injuries. At 1053, recorded weather near the accident site included wind from 270 degrees at five knots; four statute miles’ visibility, an overcast at 1000 feet agl, rain, lightning and a passing thunderstorm. Ceilings were variable between 700 feet agl and 1500 feel agl.

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