On May 10, 1997, at 1113 Eastern Daylight Time, a Cessna 150H, N23471, was substantially damaged during an attempted go-around at New Castle County Airport (ILG), New Castle, Delaware. The certificated private pilot and the passenger were uninjured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. No flight plan was filed for the flight between Summit Airport (EVY), Middletown, Delaware, and New Castle. The personal flight was conducted under 14 CFR Part 91.

According to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Inspector, the pilot was attempting to land on Runway 27. She initiated a go-around, and the airplane "began to 'balloon,' with decreasing airspeed." The pilot stated that she "pitched nose down to attempt to regain airspeed, and then pulled nose up to recover altitude." Shortly thereafter, "the left main wheel touched down hard on the runway surface, and the right wing began to climb, blowing the aircraft into the parallel grass area adjacent to [and to the left of] Runway 27. At that point the left wing hit the grass surface and the nose impacted...the ground...."

Winds, 22 minutes prior to the accident, were reported as being from 290 degrees magnetic, at 18 knots, gusting to 22 knots.

The pilot had 91 hours of total time, including 17 hours in type.

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