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NTSB Identification: GAA19CA029
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, October 18, 2018 in Dahlonga, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/26/2019
Aircraft: CAPITAL HOLDINGS 226 LLC CCX-2000, registration: N468LM
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot in the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during landing, the airplane bounced and then veered right. The airplane exited the right side of the runway, and he applied full throttle to abort the landing. He recalled that the airplane did not climb above the obstacles "because I failed to reposition the flaps on go around." The airplane collided with trees and stopped.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings.
The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
  • The pilot's improper landing flare, which resulted in a bounced landing and his subsequent failure to maintain directional control. Also causal to the accident was the pilot’s failure to retract the flaps during the aborted landing, which resulted in the airplane’s failure to climb and a subsequent collision with trees.