The airplane was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain following an attempted go around. The pilot stated that she thought she flared the aircraft a little too soon upon landing and the wind ballooned the nose up. She then applied power and the aircraft came down. A witness, who was taxiing to the runway at the time, said that he saw the accident airplane about 30 feet above the ground, wobbling its wings severely left to right, with the airplane nose high. Then the left wing dipped down, the airplane turned approximately 180 degrees, the left wing impacted the ground, and the nose crashed into the ground. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
Weather conditions reported at Butler County Regional Airport near the time of the accident were: wind 310 degrees at 12 knots, gusting to 16 knots; visibility 10 statute miles; sky condition few clouds at 9,000 feet; temperature 25 degrees Celcius; dew point 7 degrees Celcius; altimeter setting 30.07 inches of mercury.