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N1029G accident description

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Crash location 39.070000°N, 95.626389°W
Reported location is a long distance from the NTSB's reported nearest city. This often means that the location has a typo, or is incorrect.
Nearest city Ozawkie, KS
39.233332°N, 95.466919°W
14.2 miles away
Tail number N1029G
Accident date 01 Aug 2002
Aircraft type Giroux Air Cam
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On August 1, 2002, at 1300 central daylight time, an amateur built Air Cam, N1029G, collided with trees during the climb phase of an aborted landing on private property near the town of Ozawkie, Kansas. The private pilot and his passenger were not injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The Title 14 CFR Part 91 flight was operating in visual meteorological conditions without a flight plan. The flight originated from Topeka, Kansas, at 1030.

The pilot reported that while on short final the airplane seemed to be traveling faster than normal. He stated that the airspeed indicator was indicating about 45 mph which is a normal approach speed. He stated the airplane floated during the landing. He reported that he applied the brakes when the main gear touched down, but the airplane still seemed to be going too fast. He stated that he decided to go around when he reached a point approximately two-thirds the way down the 650 foot long landing area. The pilot reported he added full power, but was unable to gain sufficient altitude to clear trees at the end of the landing area. The airplane contacted the trees at an estimated altitude of about 20 feet.

The pilot reported the landing area was a combination of a gravel driveway and grass area. He stated the normal landing distance for the airplane is about 250 feet. The normal takeoff distance with two adults and at gross weight is about 160 feet.

The landing was being made to the west and the pilot reported the local winds were from the west southwest at 5 to 8 knots.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's delay in aborting the landing. A contributing factor was the excessive airspeed.

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