Accident Aviat A-1 N22HU, Thursday 17 February 2005
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Date:Thursday 17 February 2005
Time:15:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUSK model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aviat A-1
Registration: N22HU
MSN: 1355
Engine model:Lycoming O-360-A1P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Kalispell, Montana -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Kalispell-Glacier National Park Airport, MT (FCA/KFCA)
Destination airport:Kalispell, MT
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
During a landing attempt at his private airstrip, the pilot allowed the aircraft to bounce high enough that he elected to abort the landing and come around for a second approach. He therefore added power and started to establish his initial climb, but then inadvertently allowed the aircraft to come in contact with a pine tree located just off the departure end of the runway. After contacting the tree, the aircraft spun around, dropped into another tree, and then slid to the ground. According to the pilot, there was no indication of any malfunction of the engine or flight controls.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from a tree located off the departure end of his private airstrip during an aborted landing attempt. Factors include trees located near the departure end of the runway.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: SEA05CA050
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report



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