ATL94LA160
ATL94LA160

On August 26, 1994, at 1130 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 172, N6650A, collided with a barbed wire fence during a go-around at a private, grass farm field near Pine Mountain, Georgia. The aircraft was substantially damaged, and the pilot had serious injuries. The aircraft was operated under 14 CFR Part 91 by the pilot. Visual meteorological conditions existed at the time, and no flight plan was filed for the local, personal flight. The flight originated at La Grange, Georgia, at 1100.

The pilot reported that he was performing a simulated engine-out landing, with full flaps extended. The approach was flown to an open, grassy farm field. He executed a go around, and gust of wind was encountered as the airplane approached a barbed wire fence at the perimeter of the field. The nose gear contacted the top two strands of the fence wire, and the aircraft came to a stop. The pilot also reported that the engine performance during the approach and go-around was normal. He subsequently reported that a slight tail wind existed, and he allowed the aircraft to lose too much airspeed to abort the simulation.

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