NTSB Identification: LAX85LA292.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28151.
Accident occurred Friday, June 21, 1985 in GLENDALE, AZ
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N52789
Injuries: 1 Minor,2 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.
WHEN THE PLT REALIZED HE WAS LOW DURING FINAL APCH TO A LANDING, HE ERRONEOUSLY DECIDED NOT TO USE FULL FLAPS INSTEAD OF ADDING POWER, VREF WAS HIGH AND THE LANDING WAS 3/4 OF THE WAY DOWN THE 2400 FT RWY. BELIEVING HE HAD SUFFICIENT ROOM TO TAKEOFF AGAIN, FULL POWER WAS ADDED, BUT THE CLOSE PROXIMITY OF POWER LINES OFF THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RWY INFLUENCED THE PLT TO ABORT THE GO AROUND. THE ACFT WENT OFF THE END OF THE RWY AND WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND
IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
AIRSPEED(VREF)..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND
PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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