NTSB Identification: FTW88DPJ03.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35371.
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 24, 1988 in NORMAN, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N20129
Injuries: 1 Serious,2 Uninjured.

PILOT RETRACTED FLAPS DURING GO AROUND AND AIRCRAFT SETTLED INTO TREES AND WAS DESTROYED. FRONT SEAT OCCUPANTS WERE NOT WEARING THE AVAILABLE SHOULDER HARNESSES. THE ACFT WAS LANDING WITH A QUARTERING TAILWIND. DUE TO SERIOUS HEAD INJURIES THE PLT NEVER COMPLETED HIS ACC REPORT. A PASSENGER REPORTED THAT THE PLT RETRACTED THE FLAPS JUST OVER THE TREES AND THE ACFT SETTLED INTO THEM. THE INVESTIGATORS ELEVATION DRAWING OF THE ACC SHOWS THE ACFT OVER THE TREES AND THEN DESCENDING INTO THEM. NO MALFUNCTIONS OF THE ACFT WERE REPORTED OR DISCOVERED DURING THE INVESTIGATION.

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

RAISING OF FLAPS..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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