NTSB Identification: CEN12LA541
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, August 11, 2012 in Litchfield, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/12/2013
Aircraft: CESSNA 177RG, registration: N1564H
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 aborted the landing after the airplane veered off the runway and was headed toward airport lighting equipment. However, the airplane stalled during the initial climb and impacted a bean field. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunction or failure with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain airplane control during the landing and the subsequent aborted landing.

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