NTSB Identification: CEN12LA538
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 07, 2012 in Galion, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/13/2013
Aircraft: Cantlon Starduster Too SA300, registration: N111LC
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot lost directional control during the landing roll and attempted to abort the landing. However, the airplane would not climb and was flying slower than the pilot thought it should be flying, and the airplane was headed toward the airport hangars south of the runway. The pilot reduced the airplane pitch attitude in order to increase airspeed and turned left to avoid the hangars. The airplane stalled as the pilot attempted to climb the airplane over a power line that was along the flight path. During the aborted landing, the pilot did not fly over the remaining runway, which would have provided obstruction clearance to a safe altitude. Also, flight at slow or near stall speed provides a high drag condition, which results in reduced climb performance.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control and a proper pitch attitude and airspeed while performing an aborted landing.

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