NTSB Identification: ATL00FA079.
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Accident occurred Saturday, August 12, 2000 in PEACHTREE CITY, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/28/2001
Aircraft: Cessna 172H, registration: N1749F
Injuries: 3 Fatal.
NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
The pilot was conducting touch-and-go landings, and while on the initial climb of the second takeoff, the airplane did not gain altitude. The pilot began a left turn to enter the crosswind portion of the traffic pattern and airplane appeared to have stalled. The airplane collided with trees and then the ground. The wing flaps were set to 40 for the takeoff. Examination failed to disclose mechanical problems with airplane.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's improper use of takeoff checklist procedures, and his failure to maintain flying speed, which resulted in a stall and subsequent collision with the ground. Factors: A factor was the landing flaps were not retracted. Full narrative available
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