FTW96LA188
FTW96LA188

On April 27, 1996, approximately 0945 central daylight time, a Cessna 182P, N20737, operated by Northwest Wings Flying Club, Inc., was destroyed when it collided with trees during a balked landing at Fordyce, Arkansas. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time, and no flight plan was filed. The private pilot and one passenger were not injured. The flight originated at Fayetteville, Arkansas, approximately one hour before the accident.

The pilot said when he was on a 1/2-mile final approach to runway 22 (3,200 ft. x 50 ft), he realized he was too high and too fast and he deployed full flaps. He flared and the airplane touched down, bounced, and touched down again. He elected to abort the landing. After lift off, the stall warning horn sounded and he realized he would be unable to clear the trees ahead. He landed in a field, applied maximum braking, and collided with trees approximately 1,000 feet beyond the departure end of the runway.

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