NTSB Identification: BFO86FID01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30029.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 23, 1986 in GORDONSVILLE, VA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172L, registration: N7191Q
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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.

ON FEBRUARY 23, 1986, AT 1621 EST, A CESSNA 172L, N7191Q COLLIDED WITH A TREE DURING AN ATTEMPTED GO-AROUND AT GORDONSVILLE AIRPORT, GORDONSVILLE, VA., WHILE ON A PLEASURE FLIGHT. VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS PREVAILED AT THE TIME AND NO FLIGHT PLAN WAS FILED. THE AIRCRAFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED AND THE STUDENT PILOT RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES. THE FLIGHT ORIGINATED FROM CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, ON FEBRUARY 23, 1986. A WITNESS, JAMES CHUMM, STATED THAT THE APPROACH WAS HIGH AND FAST AS THE POWER WAS INCREASED FOR WHAT HE ASSUMED WAS A GO-AROUND THE ENGINE WAS HEARD TO BACK-FIRE SEVERAL TIMES. HE THEN OBSERVED THE AIRCRAFT DESCENDING INTO A FIELD DURING WHICH THE LEFT WING COLLIDED WITH A TREE AND THE AIRCRAFT FLIPPED OVER AND CAME TO REST INVERTED.

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

POWERPLANT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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