NTSB Identification: ATL96LA057.
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Accident occurred Monday, March 04, 1996 in CUMMINGS, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/06/1996
Aircraft: Cessna 150L, registration: N7176G
Injuries: 1 Serious.
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The pilot was making full-stop landings and takeoffs. On the second landing, as he flared for touchdown, the airplane ballooned. The pilot elected to go around. He stated that the airplane did not appear to be performing well, and that the rate of climb was insufficient to avoid rising terrain at the end of the runway. He therefore did not adjust the flaps. The owner of the airplane indicated that the pilot failed to adjust the nose attitude in coordination with flap retraction. The flaps were found in the retracted position when the airplane was examined following the accident. The engine was placed on a test stand and operated.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: the pilot's abrupt retraction of the flaps and his failure to coordinate airspeed with flap retraction which resulted in the lack of airplane performance. Full narrative available
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