NTSB Identification: MIA01LA096.
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Accident occurred Saturday, March 10, 2001 in BREVARD, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/06/2001
Aircraft: Cessna T210L, registration: N2172S
Injuries: 4 Serious.

NTSB investigators may have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Witnesses observed the airplane high and fast on the approach, landing about 3/4 of the way down the runway, bounce, and start to go-around. Witnesses heard power applied, the airplane became airborne, impacted a tree and came to rest in a cornfield. According to the pilot's statement, "...flew over airport mid field, mountain and hills on southeast end of runway caused [a] higher than desired approach. Was high on approach and slightly hot. Attempted go around, [and] failed to clear trees lining departure end of runway, hit tree tops, hit ground."

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

an in-flight collision with a tree. Factors in this accident were the pilot's inadequate planned approach and excessive airspeed on the approach.

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