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N4189V accident description

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Crash location 39.870834°N, 96.259167°W
Nearest city Axtell, KS
39.871666°N, 96.258899°W
0.1 miles away
Tail number N4189V
Accident date 11 Aug 2017
Aircraft type Cessna 170
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

***This report was modified on January 3, 2018. Please see the docket for this accident to view the original report.***

The pilot reported that, during a go around after a low approach, the left cabin door opened. He added that he reached back to close the door and the airplane aerodynamically stalled. The pilot was unable to recover and the airplane impacted the ground and struck multiple fences.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's exceedance of the airplane's critical angle of attack during a go-around. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's decision to attempt to close a passenger door during a critical phase of flight.

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