ATL96LA040
ATL96LA040

On January 28, 1996, at 1650 eastern standard time, a Cessna 150H, N50215, was substantially damaged following a collision with terrain during a go-around attempt at the Knoxville Downtown Airport, in Knoxville, Tennessee. The student pilot received minor injuries in the accident. The aircraft was being operated under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91 at the time. Visual meteorological conditions existed at the time, and no flight plan had been filed for the local, solo training flight.

According to the pilot, he was attempting to land on runway 08. He stated that the airplane was getting away from him. As he attempted to compensate for drift, the airplane's left main gear touched the grass on the north side of the runway. Witnesses stated that the pilot attempted a go-around, and increased the angle of attack to approximately 45 degrees. The aircraft then stalled, and dropped about 50 feet, colliding with the terrain. The pilot did not report any mechanical difficulties with the aircraft during the flight.

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