On October 4, 1996, about 1430 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 152, N94526, registered to and operated by North American Institute of Aviation as a 14 CFR Part 91 instructional flight, crashed during a go-around at the Hartsville Municipal Airport, Hartsville, South Carolina. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a VFR flight plan was filed. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The student pilot reported no injuries. The flight originated 2 hours 15 minutes before the accident. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The student pilot stated he was making a crosswind landing with known gusty wind conditions. He turned final with the flaps extended 20 degrees. The airplane yawed to the left on roundout, and he applied full power to initiate a go-around. The nose of the airplane was pitched up about 10- to 20-degrees, the airspeed was about 40 knots, and the stall warning activated. The nose pitched down and to the left. He applied aft pressure on the control yoke. The airplane collided with the ground on the main gear, bounced, and nosed over inverted.