May 9, 2012, Genoa, Neb. Champion 7GCBC Citabria


The airplane bounced twice during the landing flare. The pilot added power and pulled back on the control stick to abort the landing, at which time the airplane banked to the right. The airplane continued to the right, where it contacted trees and the terrain. The pilot reported that most of his flight time was in airplanes with a control yoke instead of a control stick, and he inadvertently banked the airplane when he pulled back on the control stick during the aborted landing. The wings and fuselage were substantially damaged.


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