NTSB Identification: ATL88LA121.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36471.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 20, 1988 in EASLEY, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N2233N
Injuries: 2 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 PLT RPTD THAT HE ATTEMPTED TO LAND AT THE 2,000 FT STRIP IN A 15 KT TAILWIND. THE AIRPLANE TOUCHED DOWN LONG, AND HE ELECTED TO ABORT THE LDG AND TAKEOFF AGAIN. DURING INITIAL CLIMB, HE FELT THE TAILWHEEL HIT TREES LOCATED AT THE END OF THE RWY. HE SUBSEQUENTLY 'PULLED THE POWER' AND STALLED INTO THE TREES. THE PLT NOTED THAT HE HAD INTENTIONALLY LANDED WITH THE WIND BECAUSE THE SAME TREES PRECLUDED LANDING FROM THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. HE ESTIMATED THAT THE TREES WERE AT LEAST 50 FT HIGH. THE PLT ALSO NOTED THAT THE AIRPLANE WAS BASED AT THE AIRSTRIP, AND THAT HE HAS FLOWN IN & OUT OF THE STRIP ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS.

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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