Preliminary Accident Reports

March 2000 Issue

Dec. 8, Ava, Mo. / Cessna 172

At 18:45 CST, a Cessna 172M crashed during an attempted go-around from runway 13 at Ava-Bill Martin Memorial Airport. None of the four aboard were injured. The pilot was unable to activate the airport and runway lighting systems using the CTAF frequency listed on the Kansas City Sectional Chart. The pilot reported that he continued the approach but elected to go-around. The airplane stalled, hitting the ground about 250 feet past the departure end of runway 13. The CTAF frequency had been incorrectly published on the sectional chart, in the Airport/Facility Directory and on the NOS approach plates. Following the accident, a NOTAM was issued and the FAA database corrected....

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