NTSB Identification: ATL92LA128.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 46713.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 21, 1992 in STOCKBRIDGE, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/09/1993
Aircraft: BOEING D75N1, registration: N53232
Injuries: 2 Minor.
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 REPORTED THAT HE WAS ATTEMPTING A DOWNWIND LANDING ON RUNWAY 18 AT THE PRIVATE SOD AIRFIELD. AFTER PASSING OVER APPROXIMATELY HALF OF THE 1800 FOOT RUNWAY AND NOT TOUCHING DOWN, HE ATTEMPTED A GO-AROUND. THE AIRCCRAFT WAS UNABLE TO CLEAR THE TREES OFF THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY, CONTACTED THE TREES, AND CRASHED INTO THE TERRAIN. RUNWAY 18 AT THE AIRFIELD HAS APPROXIMATELY A 120 FOOT RISE FROM THE APPROACH END TO THE DEPARTURE END.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE IMPROPER COMPENSATION FOR THE DOWNWIND CONDITION BY THE PILOT IN COMMAND. A FACTOR IN THE ACCIDENT WAS THE IMPROPER IN FLIGHT PLANNING TO ATTEMPT A DOWNWIND LANDING ON THE SHORT RUNWAY WITH RISING TERRAIN BY THE PILOT IN COMMAND.
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