NTSB Identification: MKC87FA078.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33912.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 12, 1987 in NIXA, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/27/1988
Aircraft: LAKE LA-4-200, registration: N2847P
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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 NORMAL PROCEDURE FOR OPERATING AT THIS AIRSTRIP WAS TO ALWAYS TAKE OFF TO THE EAST AND LAND TO THE WEST WHEN WINDS WERE NOT EXCESSIVE. WINDS ELSEWHERE IN AREA WERE FROM SOUTHEAST AT 13 KNOTS WHILE AT THIS STRIP, THEY WERE FROM THE EAST AT 30 KNOTS. AFTER APPROACH FROM THE EAST, PILOT MADE A GO-AROUND AND STARTED A LEFT TURN AND HIT THE TOP OF A TREE AND THEN THE TERRAIN. THE LINE OF TREES ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY STOPPED AFTER THE ONE THAT THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH.

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

WIND INFORMATION..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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