CHI04CA246
CHI04CA246

On September 4, 2004, at 1530 central standard time, an experimental amateur-built Utterback Mustang II, N91622, owned and piloted by a private pilot, impacted terrain during an aborted landing on runway 28 (4,400 feet by 75 feet, dry asphalt) at Kendallville Municipal Airport (C62), Kendallville, Indiana. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight was not operating on a flight plan. The pilot received minor injuries. The flight originated from De Kalb County Airport, Auburn, Indiana, at 1500 and was en route to C62.

The pilot stated that during landing the airplane touched down in a three point attitude. He thought the airplane was stalled when he pulled back on the stick, but the airplane flared. He added power to arrest the nose from coming down hard after which he decided to execute a go-around. He applied full power, and the airplane bounced a few times and lifted off the ground. The airplane then nosed up and began to veer towards the left in a right wing high attitude. The left wing contacted the ground, and the airplane came to rest off the left side of the runway.

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