On April 27, 1996, at 0800 Alaska daylight time, a wheel equipped Cessna 180 airplane, N91304, registered to Bill Hall of Palmer, Alaska, and operated by the pilot, struck the ground with the right main landing gear and the right wing during a go-around attempt at an off airport landing site located 4 miles west of the Knik Glacier near Palmer. The personal flight, operating under 14 CFR Part 91, departed Goose Bay, Alaska, and the destination was the location of the accident site. No flight plan was filed and visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The certificated private pilot and the certificated private pilot/passenger, were not injured. The airplane received substantial damage. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
During a telephone conversation with the pilot on April 27, 1996, he stated that the owner of the airplane picked him up at the Goose Bay Airport, Goose Bay, Alaska. The pilot said he boarded the airplane and became the sole manipulator of the controls during the subsequent flight, landing, and go-around attempt. The pilot stated that during the approach he felt uncomfortable and he added power to begin a go-around. The right wing dropped and the airplane's right main gear and the right wing struck the ground simultaneously.
The pilot did not have a high performance endorsement, however, the passenger, also a certificated pilot and the aircraft owner, had a high performance endorsement.