NTSB Identification: CHI95LA199.
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Accident occurred Saturday, June 24, 1995 in CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/24/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 310L, registration: N3298X
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT TOOK OFF WITH THE INTENTION OF REMAINING IN THE AIRPORT TRAFFIC PATTERN TO PRACTICE THREE TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE DECIDED TO PRACTICE A POWER OFF LANDING FIRST. DURING THE FIRST LANDING THE PILOT HAD TO ADD POWER TO MAKE IT TO THE RUNWAY. DURING THE SECOND LANDING, THE PILOT STATED HE FLEW A TIGHTER PATTERN. WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH, HE HAD TO REALIGN THE AIRPLANE WITH THE RUNWAY. AT THIS POINT, THE AIRSPEED DROPPED RAPIDLY AND HE DECIDED TO PERFORM A GO AROUND. THE PILOT STATED THE LEFT WING IMPACTED THE RUNWAY, BUT HE HAD TO CONTINUE WITH THE GO AROUND DUE TO TRAFFIC. THE PILOT STATED A THIRD PATTERN WAS DONE USING NORMAL PROCEDURES AND HE LANDED THE AIRPLANE WITH NO FURTHER INCIDENT.

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

the pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed during final approach to landing. A factor in the accident was the pilot's delayed action of aborting the landing.

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