NTSB Identification: MIA02LA164.
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Accident occurred Sunday, September 01, 2002 in Plymouth, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/23/2002
Aircraft: Clarence F. Callahan Challenger II, registration: N521CF
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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The pilot stated that he was on final approach to land, and it appeared as if he was going to undershoot the runway, so he attempted to correct by applying throttle control input to increase engine power, but he applied a little too much power causing the airplane to dive to the right and collide with trees on the south side of the approach end of the landing runway.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain the proper alignment which resulted in the airplane impacting trees on the south side of the approach end of the landing runway.

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