NTSB Identification: LAX88LA036.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34905.
Accident occurred Monday, November 09, 1987 in CARMEL VALLEY, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150F, registration: N6920F
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 & PASSENGER WERE ON A FLT TO AN ARPT WITH A 2475' RWY & A DISPLACED THRESHOLD OF 665'. THE PLT RPRTD THAT WHEN HE ENTERED THE APCH TO LND ON RWY 11, THE ACFT WAS HIGHER THAN NECESSARY. HE CONTD THE APCH, BUT WHEN THE ACFT HAD NOT TOUCHED DOWN, AFTER TRAVELING ABOUT 2/3 OF THE WAY DOWN THE RWY, HE ELECTED TO GO AROUND. HE STATED THAT HE 'PUSHED IN' THE THROTTLE & CARB HEAT, & 'RETRACTED SOME FLAPS.' HOWEVER, THE ACFT DID NOT GAIN SUFFICIENT ALT. SUBSEQUENTLY, IT STRUCK A 50' TREE BEYOND THE END OF THE RWY & SLIGHTLY LEFT OF THE RWY CENTERLINE. ALSO, THE PLT RPRTD THERE WAS A STEEP INCLINE BEYOND THE DEP END OF THE RWY WHICH WAS SURROUNDED BY TREES. THE ARPT FACILITIES DIRECTORY WARNED OF TREES & STATED 'NO TOUCH & GO LNDGS.'

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..DISPLACED THRESHOLD


Contributing Factors

PLANNED APPROACH..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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