NTSB Identification: BFO86LA001.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30664.
Accident occurred Friday, October 04, 1985 in ANNAPOLIS, MD
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N4691G
Injuries: 3 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 CROSSED MID-FIELD, AND ENTERED A LEFT DOWN WIND FOR RWY 30. HE THEN CHECKED WIND DIRECTION, COMPLETED A BASE LEG, AND ENTERED FINAL APCH. AFTER REDUCING HIS AIRSPEED, THE ACFT 'FLOATED' PRIOR TO TOUCHING DOWN APRX 600 FT SHORT OF MID-FLD. THE PLT DECIDED NOT TO ATTEMPT A GO-AROUND AND IMMEDIATELY APPLIED BRAKES. HE THEN REALIZED THAT THE ACFT WOULD COLLIDE WITH AN ARPT BARRICADE (MADE OF TELEPHONE POLES) IF A LEFT TURN WAS NOT EXECUTED. THE PLT MADE A HARD LEFT TURN, AND THE ACFT'S RIGHT WING CONTACTED THE FIRST BARRICADE POLE. THE ACFT THEN PIVOTED TO THE RIGHT, AND COLLIDED WITH THE REST OF THE POLES. THE ACFT CAME TO REST BETWEEN TWO POLES, AND THE PLT AND TWO PASSENGERS EXITED THE ACFT THROUGH THE WINDOWS.

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT ATTAINED..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

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)

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