NTSB Identification: MIA00LA035.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, December 01, 1999 in DAYTONA BEACH, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/30/2000
Aircraft: Howard Aircraft Corp. DGA-15P, registration: N35RH
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The airplane's new owner was familiarizing himself with the landing characteristics of the 1943 Howard DGA-1 in crosswind conditions, with the seller aboard, when he attempted a go-around following a bounced landing that resulted in a loss of control, a skid off the left runway edge, a left wingtip strike of the ground, and collision with a tree.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during an attempted go-around, and the subsequent wing tip strike of the ground and collision with a tree. A factor in the loss of control was the crosswind conditions present during the landing attempt.

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