Landing stall for Piper

Aircraft: Piper Super Cub. Injuries: 1 Minor. Location: Fort Collins, Colo. Aircraft damage: Substantial.

What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land at a private landing strip on his property.

The flag near the landing location indicated a calm wind. The pilot said that the airplane encountered some turbulence and wind gusts during the approach.

He attempted a go-around and made a right turn to avoid the rising terrain, but did not maintain flying speed and the airplane stalled into trees.

Probable cause: The pilot did not maintain adequate airspeed and control during the go-around, which resulted in the airplane crashing in trees.

NTSB Identification: CEN12CA183

This March 2012 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.

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