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. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
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.