Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary CEN21LA340

Floyds Knobs, IN, USA

Aircraft #1




During the final approach the pilot thought that he was too high to land safely, so he executed a go-around. During the climb out, the pilot felt a thump and the airplane turned about 90° and “mushed into the tree tops.” The airplane subsequently nosed into the ground, which resulted in substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause and Findings

The pilot’s failure to maintain clearance from the trees during a go-around.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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