On May 28, 2005, about 0910 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 172R, N22055, registered to Carlina, Inc., and operated by First in Flight Aviation, collided with the runway during an attempted go-around at Franklin County Airport, Louisburg, North Carolina. The personal flight was operated under the provisions of Title 14 CFR Part 91 with no flight plan filed. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The private pilot reported no injuries, and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The local flight departed Franklin County Airport about 0840. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot stated he was practicing takeoffs and landings on runway 22, and the accident occurred on what was to be the last landing of the flight. He stated he was attempting a simulated engine-out landing, and the airplane was lined up on short final when "something didn't feel right, so I initiated a go-around." He stated he applied full power, and the airplane "began a wingover to the left, which I countered, but it started to do the same in the other direction, which I also countered, and it again dropped the left wing, which made contact with the ground in the grass on the left side of the runway." He stated the airplane then contacted the runway in a "nose slightly down attitude."
Examination of the airplane revealed the propeller was damaged, the nosewheel was separated, the right main wheel was separated, both wings were bent, and the fuselage was buckled aft of the baggage door. No mechanical malfunction of the airplane was reported or observed.