NTSB Identification: LAX83LA290.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20483.
Accident occurred Friday, June 17, 1983 in COLUMBIA, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 150H, registration: N23347
Injuries: 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.

THE ACFT STALLED INTO THE TOP OF A LARGE OAK TREE DURING AN ATTEMPTED GO-AROUND. THE PILOT HAD BEEN UNABLE TO MAINTAIN ALIGNMENT DURING LANDING AND TO AVOID COLLISION WITH PARKED AIRCRAFT DECIDED TO GO-AROUND. THE TERRAIN WAS RISING IN THEDIRECTION OF GO-AROUND AND THE PILOT SLOWED UP THE AIRCRAFT TO AVOID AN IMPACT AT HIGHER AIRSPEED. BEFORE IMPACT HE SAID HE SHUT EVERYTHING DOWN AND PULLED BACK ON THE STICK TO SLOW DOWN AND MUSHROOM INTO THE TREE.

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLIMB..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

STALL..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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