NTSB Identification: NYC91LA236.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45090.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 12, 1991 in NORWOOD, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/05/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N71393
Injuries: 3 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 ENCOUNTERED VARIABLE WINDS ON SHORT FINAL AND INITIATED A GO AROUND. DURING THE CLIMB, THE NOSE OF THE AIRPLANE DRIFTED 30 DEGREES LEFT AND THE WING FLAPS WERE RETRACTED. A PASSENGER SAID HE HEARD THE STALL WARNING HORN AND THE AIRPLANE ENTERED A DESCENT FROM WHICH RECOVERY WAS NOT MADE PRIOR TO HITTING THE GROUND. THE PILOT HAD RECEIVED HER BIANNUAL FLIGHT REVIEW ON THE DAY OF THE ACCIDENT IN THE SAME TYPE OF AIRPLANE. RECORDS SHOWED SHE HAD 30 HOURS TOTAL TIME IN MAKE AND MODEL AND NONE IN THE PRECEDING 90 DAYS EXCEPT FOR HER BIANNUAL FLIGHT REVIEW/CHECKOUT, AND HER ACCIDENT FLIGHT.

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

PREMATURE RETRACTION OF THE WING FLAPS DURING A GO-AROUND WHICH RESULTED IN AN INADVERTENT STALL WITH INSUFFICIENT ALTITUDE FOR RECOVERY. FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: THE PILOT'S LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN MAKE AND MODEL, AND LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE IN MAKE AND MODEL OF AIRPLANE.

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