NTSB Identification: BFO87LA051.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34714.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 09, 1987 in BURNT CHIMNEY, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: MAULE M-4-210C, registration: N51436
Injuries: 1 Minor,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 PLT ATTEMPTED TO LAND ON A 1400 FT GRASS AIRSTRIP. THE PLT LATER STATED THAT DURING THE LNDG ROLL THE PASSG ALERTED HIM TO THE FACT THAT THEY WOULD NOT STOP ON THE RWY. THIS CAUSED THE PLT TO START A GO-AROUND FOLLOWED BY A 2ND ATTEMPT TO STOP. THE PLT SAID HE THEN REALIZED THAT HE COULD NOT STOP AND RE-ATTEMPTED THE GO-AROUND. DURING THE CLIMB A POWER LINE BLOCKED THE ACFTS PATH SO THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO FLY UNDER THE WIRES. DURING THIS MANEUVER THE ACFTS RT WING STRUCK A TREE AND THE ACFT DESCENDED TO COLLIDE WITH THE GROUND IN AN OPEN FIELD.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..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

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

CLEARANCE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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