Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary CEN20CA191

Midland, MI, USA

Aircraft #1




Same as Factual Information

Factual Information

The pilot reported that the airplane "bounced twice" as he was attempting to land on the asphalt runway. He decided to execute a go-around and applied full engine power. However, the airplane "did not lift out of ground effect" and a wheel "caught the grass" causing a ground loop. The pilot noted that the accident might have been prevented by leveling off to allow the airspeed to increase before attempting to climb. He reported a variable wind at 10 knots with gusts to 15 knots. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and left wing.

Probable Cause and Findings

The pilot's loss of control during an aborted landing.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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