NTSB Identification: ATL88LA182.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36983.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 21, 1988 in SHELLMAN, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/08/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172F, registration: N8374U
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 WAS MAKING A PERSONAL FLT TO A PVT UNCHARTED AIRSTRIP ON A COASTAL ISLAND. APPROACHING HIS DESTINATION, THE PLT CANCELLED HIS VFR FLT PLAN WITH FSS. THE PLT STATED THAT HE APPROACHED THE SOFT 2500 FOOT STRIP HIGH AND BALLOONED AT TOUCHDOWN. HE LANDED BEYOND HIS DESIRED TOUCHDOWN POINT AND ELECTED TO TAKEOFF AGAIN WHEN HE FELT HE COULD NOT STOP PRIOR TO REACHING THE CREEK AT THE END OF THE RWY. HE ADDED FULL PWR AND THE AIRPLANE FAILED TO COMPLETELY CLEAR BUSHES AT THE END OF THE RWY. AFTER CONTACTING THE BUSHES THE AIRPLANE LOST ALTITUDE AND TOUCHED DOWN IN THE MARSH BEYOND THE CREEK.

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

AIRSPEED..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

ABORTED LANDING..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION

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