MIA00LA198
MIA00LA198

On July 3, 2000, about 1130 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-28-180, N5381L, registered to an individual, crashed during a go-around at Ocracoke Island Airport, Ocracoke, North Carolina, while on a Title 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and a visual flight rules flight plan was filed. The aircraft received substantial damage and the private-rated pilot and 3 passengers were not injured. The flight originated from Manteo, North Carolina, the same day, about 1030.

The pilot stated that as she approached to land on runway 24 at Ocracoke Island Airport, she was following another aircraft. On final approach, her aircraft was at 50 feet over the runway threshold and she reduced engine power. She then added engine power and the aircraft drifted to the left because she did not hold enough right rudder to compensate for the engine power. About 1/3 of the way down the runway, she applied full engine power and elected to make a go-around. She did not hold enough right rudder control and the aircraft drifted to the left as it began to climb. The left wing contacted bushes off the left side of the runway and the aircraft spun around to the left and crashed to the ground. The aircraft came to rest off the left side of the runway, about halfway down the runway.

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