NTSB Identification: SEA92LA099.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 46626.
Accident occurred Thursday, May 14, 1992 in KALISPELL, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/29/1993
Aircraft: BELLANCA 8KCAB, registration: CGEAF
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 STATED THAT HE ENCOUNTERED A WIND GUST DURING THE LANDING ROLL0UT AND, FEARING A GROUNDLOOP, INITIATED A GO-AROUND. HE ADDED FULL POWER, BUT DID NOT GAIN SUFFICIENT ALTITUDE TO CLEAR HANGARS AT THE END OF THE RUNWAY, SO HE TURNED RIGHT TO GAIN ALTITUDE OVER A HIGHWAY. THE TAIL OF THE AIRPLANE STRUCK A BASEBALL BACKSTOP, AND THE AIRPLANE IMPACTED THE GROUND, BOUNCING ON THE HIGHWAY AND COMING TO A STOP IN A COMMUNITY PARK ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY. WINESSES REPORTED THAT THE AIRPLANE MADE A G0-AROUND AND CONTINUED DRIFTING IN A NOSE-HIGH ATTITUDE UNTIL IT STALLED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE AIRSPEED DURING THE GO-AROUND.
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