On August 1, 2005, about 1230 Pacific daylight time, the pilot flying a Beech 35-A33, N375Z, collided with the ground just off the runway's departure end during an attempted go-around at the Shelter Cove (uncontrolled) Airport, Shelter Cove, California. Neither the private pilot nor the two passengers was injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed during the personal flight, and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from Auburn, California, about 1040. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot verbally reported to the National Transportation Safety Board investigator that the airplane was a little high and its airspeed was too fast during his landing approach, so he elected to go around. The pilot stated that he abruptly pushed the engine's throttle forward to obtain full engine power. The engine responded, and power increased. Thereafter, the airplane stalled, and it descended a few feet until colliding hard into the terrain. The pilot also stated that no mechanical malfunctions were experienced during the flight. His airplane had worked flawlessly, and the accident resulted from his "pilot error."