Preliminary Accident Reports

December 2010 Issue

October 6, 2010, Springfield, Mo., Grumman American AA-5A

At about 1040 Central time, the airplane was destroyed by ground impact and post-impact fire after a loss of control during a go-around. The private pilot and right-seat passenger received serious injuries. The rear-seat passenger received fatal injuries. Visual conditions prevailed. A witness saw the airplane landing with its right wing almost hitting the ground. He then saw the airplane at about 100 feet agl, at a slow airspeed and in a nose-high attitude.

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