On January 14, 1998, at 1530 eastern standard time, a Cessna 182M, N71763, was destroyed when it collided with trees during an aborted landing at the Mount Pleasant Airport, Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania. The certificated private pilot, the sole occupant was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a flight plan was not filed. The personal flight was conducted under 14 CFR Part 91, and originated at Somerset, Pennsylvania.

According to the pilot, he touched down long on runway 24. He aborted the landing, and the airplane stalled over 50 foot high trees, 300 feet beyond the departure end of the runway.

According to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Inspector, the airplane touched down 2/3 down the 2,295 foot long, turf runway. The runway was covered with snow about 1/2 inch deep. The reported winds at the time of the accident were from 050 degrees at 8 knots.

According to the FAA, the pilot reported over 1,100 hours of flight experience in make and model. Examination of the wreckage did not disclose any evidence of mechanical malfunction with the airplane or engine.

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