On October 27, 1993, at 1415 central daylight time, a Cessna 170B, N2923D, registered to Richard J. Cherba, and operated by a airline transport rated pilot, experienced a loss of control during an aborted landing attempt and impacted in a plowed field adjacent to runway 29 at Maple Plain, Minnesota. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The pilot reported no injuries. The personal 14 CFR Part 91 flight was operating in visual meteorological conditions. No flight plan was on file. The flight departed Saint Cloud, Minnesota, at 1140.

The pilot stated that the airplane touched down "firm" and he attempted to abort the landing. The airplane turned to the left. Seeing a tree line coming up the pilot attempted to turn right more in line with the direction of the runway, and the airplane impacted in a plowed field.

A post accident examination of the airplane and engine failed to reveal any pre-existing anomalies.

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