NTSB Identification: ATL83FKQ02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20646.
Accident occurred Monday, May 09, 1983 in NEW ALBANY, MS
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N76379
Injuries: 1 Serious.
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.
THE STUDENT PLT WAS INSTRUCTED TO MAKE 1 OR 2 LANDINGS AFTER RETURNING FROM A SOLO CROSS-COUNTRY FLT. HE WAS UNABLE TO RECALL DETAILS OF THE ACCIDENT, BUT HIS WIFE WAS AT THE AIRPORT & WAS A WITNESS. ACCORDING TO HER, THE PLT MADE A GO-AROUND ON HIS FIRST APPROACH. ON THE SECOND APPROACH, THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN, BOUNCED ONCE OR TWICE, POWER WAS ADDED & THE ACFT LIFTED OFF. HOWEVER, DURING THE SEQUENCE, THE ACFT ANGLED TO THE LEFT OF THE RWY & SUBSEQUENTLY COLLIDED WITH A ROW OF TREES APRX 360 FT FROM THE RWY CENTERLINE. THE ACFT WAS EXAMINED & AN ENGINE RUN-UP WAS MADE, BUT NO PREIMPACT MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION OF FAILURE WAS FOUND.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
GO-AROUND..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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