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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138016
Last updated: 4 April 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A23-B19 Sport 150
Registration: N281G
C/n / msn: MB-614
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Consolation Church Road, near Jones Mill Road, Carroll County, GA -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Whitesburg, GA (5GA2)
Destination airport:Whitesburg, GA (5GA2)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Witnesses observed the student pilot perform a go-around a few feet above the landing surface, about one-third of the way down the runway. They reported that the engine sounded normal; however, the airplane was not climbing and accelerating as expected. Several witnesses reported that the wing flaps remained extended during the go-around. The airplane collided with trees at the departure end of the runway and crashed into a cemetery. Examination of the wreckage revealed no evidence of a preexisting mechanical malfunction or failure. Rotational damage to the propeller indicated that the engine was producing power at impact. Examination of the flap motor jack screw revealed that the flaps were extended about 30 degrees at impact. The Pilot's Operating Handbook procedures stated that the flaps must be raised during a balked landing (go-around).
Probable Cause: The student pilot did not retract the wing flaps during a go-around, which decreased the airplane’s climb performance and resulted in an in-flight collision with trees.



Revision history:

19-Aug-2011 02:44 gerard57 Added
19-Aug-2011 04:18 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Oct-2011 08:50 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
14-Oct-2011 08:51 harro Updated [Time, Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 17:07 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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