NTSB Identification: NYC88LA139.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38229.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 14, 1988 in WEST CHESTER, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/24/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172RG, registration: N9638B
Injuries: 1 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 PILOT WAS PERFORMING A TOUCH AND GO LANDING AT BRANDWYINE AIRPORT AND LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL DURING LANDING. HE SAID HE TOUCHED DOWN, APPLIED FULL POWER THEN REMEMBERED TO PUT THE FLAPS UP. WHEN THE ACFT STARTED TO VEER OFF THE RWY THE PLT APPLIED BRAKES BUT WAS UNABLE TO REGAIN CONTROL. THE TERRAIN OFF THE RWY WAS DESCENDING. THE ACFT BECAME AIRBORNE BRIEFLY THEN STALLED AND COLLIDED WITH TREES TO THE RT OF THE RWY. THE PLT SAID THIS WAS HIS FIRST 'TOUCH AND GO' IN ABOUT 2 YEARS.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

RAISING OF FLAPS..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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