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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 176312
Last updated: 10 January 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172N
Owner/operator:Pegasus Air LLC
Registration: N4874G
C/n / msn: 17273421
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Statesboro, GA -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Statesboro, GA (KTBR)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
During approach to the private airstrip, the pilot initiated a go-around, and the airplane did not climb. The pilot stated it felt like the headwind decreased, and the airplane did not gain enough airspeed for the climb. He stated he lowered the nose to gain airspeed and turned to the right to avoid trees. The airplane struck trees with its right wing. The pilot reported no mechanical malfunction with the airplane. The nearest weather observation station, Statesboro, Georgia, reported at 1400 winds were from 290 degrees at 6 knots with gusts to 17 knots, and at 1420 winds were from 300 degrees at 10 knots with gusts to 22 knots.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to establish a positive climb and his failure to maintain clearance during a go-around, which resulted in an in-flight collision with trees. A factor was the gusting winds.



Revision history:

23-May-2015 15:05 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:53 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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