NTSB Identification: NYC08CA179
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, May 10, 2008 in Newport, RI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/30/2008
Aircraft: Cessna T182T, registration: N65433
Injuries: 3 Minor.

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.

The pilot of a Cessna T182T stated that while approaching the destination airport, he checked the weather and observed the winds to be from 010 degrees at 15 knots, gusting to 20 knots. He reported that based on this weather observation he mistakenly chose to land on runway 22. During the landing approach the pilot reported that the airplane was not descending as it normally did, and that he was unable to "get it down." The airplane touched down about mid-point of the 2,999-foot long runway and bounced three times. The pilot then attempted to abort the landing by applying full power and performing a go-around. The airplane climbed approximately 30 feet and then began to drift left. The airplane then descended and collided with swampy terrain 250 feet beyond the end of the runway. The pilot and both passengers reported hearing the stall warning horn sound continuously during the go-around sequence. The recorded wind at the airport, about the time of the accident, was from 020 degrees at 15 knots, gusting to 21 knots.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed during a go-around. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's improper weather evaluation and a tailwind.

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