On September 13, 1993, at 1445 hours Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 152, N757WT, collided with trees following a go-around from the Flying M Airstrip, Yamhill, Oregon. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed. The airplane was substantially damaged and the certificated private pilot and his passenger received minor injuries. The flight had originated from Troutdale, Oregon, with stops in Camas, Washington, and Astoria, Oregon. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
During a telephone interview, the pilot reported that a straight in approach to the west was made to the airstrip. During the long final approach, the pilot thought that the airplane was low on the approach and power adjustments were made. The airplane touched down on, or just before the threshold. The airplane bounced and drifted to the left of the airstrip. The airplane touched down again just before mid-field on the left side of the airstrip, and the pilot applied full power to go around. During the go around, the airplane collided with the tall trees that are present beyond the west end of the airstrip.
The pilot reported that there were no mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane at the time of the accident.
The Airport/Facility Directory recommends landing to the west, and taking off to the east. An eight foot thick timber barrier is present 25 feet beyond the runway to the west.