NTSB Identification: FTW88FA162.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36834.
Accident occurred Monday, September 05, 1988 in MARIETTA, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N99144
Injuries: 1 Fatal,2 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT ELECTED TO LAND ON RWY 17 WITH WIND FROM 300 DEGREES AT 6 KNOTS. DURING THE SECOND GO-AROUND THE AIRPLANE'S LEFT WING STRUCK A TREE AT A POINT 30 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND AND THE AIRCRAFT ENDED UP INVERTED IN A PARKING LOT. PLT STATED HE HAD LANDED AT THIS AIRPORT ABOUT EIGHT TIMES PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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