NTSB Identification: ATL92LA146.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47298.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 26, 1992 in FAIRHOPE, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/11/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N2521Y
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 HAD COMPLETED A LOCAL PERSONAL FLIGHT AND WAS RETURNING TO THE PRIVATE SOD STRIP. WHILE ON SHORT FINAL TO THE SOUTH RUNWAY, THE PILOT STALLED THE AIRPLANE 15 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND AND CRASHED SHORT OF THE RUNWAY SURFACE. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE DID NOT EXPERIENCE A MECHANICAL OR SYSTEM MALFUNCTION.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN FLYING SPEED DURING FINAL APPROACH WHICH RESULTED IN A STALL AND AN UNCONTROLLED COLLISION WITH THE GROUND SHORT OF THE RUNWAY.

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