NTSB Identification: CEN09CA383
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 24, 2009 in Waxahachie, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/10/2009
Aircraft: PIETENPOL GN-1, registration: N1736
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.

The pilot was making a full-stop landing when the airplane began to veer to the right. He said that this wasn't unusual for the airplane and he attempted to correct the excursion with additional power to “prop wash” the airplane back to the left. The action failed. The pilot then decided to add full power and take off. The pilot was never able to completely regain control of the airplane and it collided with a tree off the left side of the runway. The left wing, left main landing gear, and the propeller showed substantial damage. A postaccident examination revealed no prexisitng mechanical anomalies.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane during a landing.

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