NTSB Identification: CHI02LA040.
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Accident occurred Sunday, November 18, 2001 in Richland, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/18/2003
Aircraft: Lyon Horizon 1, registration: N565LL
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 airplane impacted a tree line while attempting an aborted landing. The pilot reported he encountered rough/uneven runway conditions during the taxi tests and unintentionally became airborne. The pilot stated he attempted three landings. On the third landing attempt he elected to abort the landing due to the rough/uneven runway condition. During the aborted landing the aircraft impacted a tree line. The pilot had no flight experience in the accident airplane prior to the accident flight. The pilot's last medical examination was on March 24, 1994. The FAA Airport/Facility Directory states the condition of the runway as being, "broken [asphalt] potholes with loose aggregate and grass growing in cracks."

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

The pilot not attaining altitude/clearance from the tree line during the aborted landing. Factors to the accident were the pilot selecting to operate the airplane on the rough/uneven runway, the pilot's lack of total experience in the airplane, and the tree line.

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