NTSB Identification: BFO96LA011.
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Accident occurred Monday, October 16, 1995 in DAYTON, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/16/1996
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N5363Q
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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THE STUDENT PILOT STATED THAT ON SHORT FINAL APPROACH, THE AIRPLANE WAS NOT PROPERLY ALIGNED FOR LANDING, SO HE INITIATED A GO AROUND. HE INDICATED THAT ALTHOUGH THE AIRPLANE'S RATE OF DESCENT SLOWED, HE WAS UNABLE TO ESTABLISH A CLIMB. THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY, HEADING FOR A GROVE OF TREES. THE STUDENT PILOT STATED THAT HE COULD NOT SUCCESSFULLY CONTINUE THE ATTEMPTED GO AROUND, SO HE TRIED TO STOP THE AIRPLANE. AS THE AIRPLANE DECELERATED, IT STRUCK A TREE. POSTACCIDENT EXAMINATION REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF PREIMPACT MALFUNCTION.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

the student pilot's poor in-flight planning and decision making during the approach to landing/go around. Related factors are his inadequate compensation for crosswind wind conditions.

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