NTSB Identification: ATL85LA211.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28428.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 14, 1985 in STATESVILLE, NC
Aircraft: CESSNA 172 M, registration: N12334
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.

WHILE EN ROUTE, THE PLT ENCOUNTERED REDUCED VISIBILITY & HAD DIFFICULTY FINDING THE AIRSTRIP. HIS 1ST APCH TO LAND WAS HIGH & HE MADE A GO-AROUND. THE PLT LANDED ON HIS 2ND ATTEMPT, BUT WAS UNABLE TO STOP ON THE WET GRASS RWY. HE DELAYED ATTEMPTING A GO-AROUND UNTIL THERE WAS INSUFFICIENT RWY REMAINING TO CLEAR POWER LINES AT THE DEPARTURE END. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT WENT OFF THE RIGHT END OF THE RWY & THE LEFT WING HIT A SMALL TREE BEFORE THE ACFT STOPPED. ABOUT 40 MI SOUTH AT CHARLOTTE, NC, THE WX WAS, IN PART: 800 FT BROKEN, VISIBILITY 4 MI WITH FOG, WIND 260 DEG AT 3 KTS.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..WET

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