Preliminary Accident Reports

May 2003 Issue

February 18, Valdosta, Ga. / Beech Sundowner

At 1730 eastern time, a Beech C23 crashed while on final approach to Valdosta Regional Airport. The student solo pilot suffered minor injuries. The pilot said he was on final approach to runway 17 when he decided to go around. The tower controller cleared the flight to make a right turn to enter a left downwind to runway 35. When the pilot reached down to extend the flaps, the airplane stalled and collided with trees....

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