NTSB Identification: LAX94LA253.
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Accident occurred Sunday, June 12, 1994 in KINGMAN, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/27/1995
Aircraft: SCHUMACHER SWEARINGEN SX-300, registration: N2H
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT WAS MONITORING THE UNICOM FREQUENCY ABOUT 30 TO 40 MILES AWAY FROM THE AIRPORT AND PLANNED HIS APPROACH TO THE RUNWAY USED BY PRECEDING TRAFFIC. ON SHORT FINAL, THE PILOT REALIZED THE WINDS FAVORED A DIFFERENT RUNWAY AND ATTEMPTED A GO-AROUND. THE PILOT ADDED POWER AND INADVERTENTLY RAISED THE FLAPS. THE AIRPLANE SETTLED AND COLLIDED WITH THE RUNWAY. THE WIND VELOCITY WAS REPORTED AT 16 KNOTS WITH PEAK GUSTS 29 KNOTS AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

the pilot's inadvertent raising the flaps during a go-around attempt. A factor in the accident was the gusty crosswind condition.

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