NTSB Identification: ATL85LA255.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30806.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 21, 1985 in VILLA RICA, GA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172E, registration: N8499U
Injuries: 4 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 TOOK OFF FROM THE STOCKMAR ARPT ON A LOCAL FLT. AFTER FLYING IN THE LOCAL AREA, HE RETURNED AT DUSK TO LAND, BUT INADVERTENTLY MADE AN APPROACH TO ANOTHER ARPT THAT WAS LOCATED ABOUT 1/2 MI FROM THE STOCKMAR ARPT. HE DID NOT REALIZED THAT HE WAS MAKING AN APPROACH TO THE WRONG ARPT UNTIL THE ACFT WAS ABOUT 40 FT ABOVE THE RWY. THE PLT INITIATED A GO-AROUND, BUT THE ACFT CRASHED INTO TREES NEAR THE END OF THE RWY. THE OPERATOR REPORTED THAT THE PLT WAS NOT AUTHORIZED TO FLY THE ACFT.

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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