On December 8, 1999, at 1845 central standard time, a Cessna 172M, N69LM, owned and operated by the College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri, sustained substantial damage during an attempted go-around from runway 13 (3,634 feet by 50 feet, dry/asphalt) at the Ava-Bill Martin Memorial Airport (AOV), Ava, Missouri. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The personal flight was operating under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91 and was not on a flight plan. The private rated pilot and his three passengers reported no injuries. The flight departed the M Graham Clark Airport, Point Lookout, Missouri, at 1815. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
According to the pilot, he was unable to activate the airport and runway lighting systems using the Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF), 122.9, as listed on the Kansas City Sectional Chart. The pilot reported that he continued the approach to the unlit airport area. The pilot stated that during the approach, he elected to go-around and during the go-around the right main landing gear touched-down, off the right side of the runway. The pilot reported that he then retarded the throttle and the airplane impacted a pile of dirt and rocks about 250 feet past the departure end of runway 13.
The CTAF for the Ava-Bill Martin Memorial Airport is 122.7. The CTAF frequency was incorrectly listed in the following Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) publications:
Kansas City Sectional Aeronautical Chart
Airport/Facility Directory (North Central U.S.)
U.S. Terminal Procedures (North Central): AOV VOR/DME RNAV or GPS RWY 31 AOV VOR-A AOV NDB RWY 31 AOV GPS RWY 13 AOV GPS RWY 31
A Notice To Airman (NOTAM) has been issued to address the incorrect listing of the CTAF and a correction has been made to the FAA publication database.