NTSB Identification: SEA02FA106.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, June 19, 2002 in Puyallup, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/01/2003
Aircraft: Consolidated Aeronautics Inc. LA-4-200, registration: CGHIT
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

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.

Subsequent to the on-scene examination, the accident pilot/aircraft owner contacted the NTSB investigator-in-charge by telephone. During this contact, the accident pilot reported that he was flying the aircraft at the time. He stated that the landing approach was normal up to the runway threshold, but that as the aircraft came over the threshold, it ballooned about 10 to 15 feet into the air, and veered to the left toward parked aircraft and hangars. The pilot said he then added power to go around, but that the airplane's stall warning horn came on and the aircraft subsequently collided with the trees. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the controls or the engine during the accident.

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

Failure to maintain aircraft control during a go-around. Trees were a factor in the accident.

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