NTSB Identification: BFO87LA042.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33751.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 25, 1987 in OAKLAND, MD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/05/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 177A, registration: N30454
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.

AFTER FLYING AROUND FOR ABOUT ONE HOUR TO CHECK OUT SOME RADIOS IN THE AIRCRAFT, THE PILOT ELECTED TO RETURN TO THE AIRPORT. ON SHORT FINAL HE ELECTED TO DO A GO-AROUND AND MIDWAY DOWN RUNWAY 26 HE PUSHED IN CARBURETOR HEAT, ADDED FULL THROTTLE AND DECREASED THE FLAPS. WITH THE WIND OUT OF THE SOUTH THE PILOT STATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT STARTED TO VEER TO THE LEFT AND CONTINUED TO SINK. HE THEN REMOVED ANOTHER NOTCH OF FLAPS BUT REALIZED HE COULD NOT CLEAR THE TALL TREES IN FRONT OF THE AIRCRAFT. THE AIRCRAFT BANKED TO THE LEFT AND COLLIDED WITH SOME PINE TREES. THE ENGINE WAS SUCCESSFULLY RUN-UP 5 DAYS AFTER THE ACCIDENT.

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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