MIA96LA081
MIA96LA081

On February 18, 1996, about 1300 eastern standard time, a Christen A-1, N2923B, registered to a private person, collided with trees during a go-around at Opa-Locka West Airport, Miami, Florida, while on a 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed. The aircraft received substantial damage and the private-rated pilot was not injured. The flight originated from Miami, Florida, the same day, about 1200.

The pilot stated he had departed Opa-Locka Airport about 1 hour before the accident and had flown to the Opa-Locka West Airport. He had performed about 15 touch-and-go landings. On the last landing the aircraft touched down hard and bounced into the air. He added engine power to initiate a go-around. The engine hesitated momentarily before gaining full power. The aircraft drifted to the right and collided with trees, where it came to rest.

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