NTSB Identification: CHI88LA151.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36576.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 03, 1988 in LOWELL, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/26/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N30238
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 STUDENT PILOT WAS ON FINAL APPROACH FOR LANDING WHEN THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN TO DRIFT TO THE LEFT OF THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT DECIDED TO GO-AROUND AND ADDED FULL POWER, PUSHED THE CARBURETOR HEAT IN AND RETRACTED THE FLAPS TO '1/2'. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT HE COULD NOT GET A POSITIVE RATE OF CLIMB. THE PILOT THEN NOTICED SOME TREES AHEAD OF HIM AND MADE A LEFT BANK TO AVOID THEM. DURING THE LEFT TURN THE AIRCRAFT STALLED. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO RECOVER BY LOWERING THE NOSE, ALTITUDE WAS LOST, AND THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED THE GROUND, BOUNCED, AND NOSED OVER. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THERE WERE NO MECHANICAL PROBLEMS WITH THE AIRCRAFT.

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:

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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