NTSB Identification: ERA10CA008
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 06, 2009 in Easton, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/03/2010
Aircraft: CESSNA 172S, registration: N66087
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 stated that he was performing a no-flap landing after completing a local flight. On short final, he realized that he was low and initiated a go-around. With the application of power, the airplane rolled to the left and the left wheel struck an approximately 8-foot-high embankment located near the edge of the displaced threshold of the runway. The left landing gear was torn off and the airplane slid on its right wheel and fuselage approximately 200 feet before coming to rest. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing and fuselage.

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

The pilot’s failure to maintain adequate clearance from terrain while on short final.

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