NTSB Identification: SEA06CA174.
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Accident occurred Saturday, September 02, 2006 in Arock, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/28/2006
Aircraft: Cessna 180, registration: N9026C
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

After landing long and electing to go around the pilot added power, followed by the airplane veering to the right toward a stand of trees. The pilot's attempt to correct back to the left was unsuccessful, which resulted in the airplane impacting trees causing substantial damage to the aircraft. The pilot stated that he had landed with a tailwind.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during a go-around, resulting in an in-flight collision with trees and substantial damage to the airplane. Factors included the pilot's failure to attain the proper touchdown point, the delayed go-around, and the tailwind condition.

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