FTW02LA204
FTW02LA204

On July 15, 2002, approximately 0800 central daylight time, a Cessna 150H single-engine airplane, N22715, was substantially damaged following a loss of control during a go-around at a private airstrip near Omaha, Arkansas. The private pilot, who was the sole occupant and registered owner of the airplane, sustained minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and a flight plan was not filed for the 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The local flight departed the Boone County Airport, Harrison, Arkansas, approximately 0745.

According to the Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident Report (NTSB Form 6120.1/2), the pilot stated that he was flying to the airstrip to have maintanence work completed on his airplane. The accident flight was the pilot's first flight to the airstrip, which was located approximately 15 miles northwest of the Boone County Airport. Upon arriving at the airstrip, the pilot crossed over the runway, which was obscured by trees on the approach end. While on final approach, the pilot realized he was well left of the airstrip centerline, so he initiated a go-around. During the ensuing go-around, the pilot noticed trees and rising terrain in front of him. "Becoming aware of the terrain, [the pilot] checked [his] instruments and saw that with flaps down, [he] was already behind the power curve." With the trees ahead, the pilot turned the airplane to an open area. Subsequently, after executing a "hard right [turn], the aircraft stalled and impacted the earth."

A witness, who owned the airstrip, reported that there was some haze in the area at the time of the accident.

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