NTSB Identification: MIA97LA002.
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Accident occurred Friday, October 04, 1996 in HARTSVILLE, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/16/1996
Aircraft: Cessna 152, registration: N94526
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The student pilot stated he was making a crosswind landing with known gusty wind conditions. The airplane yawed to the left on roundout, he applied full power to initiate a go-around. The nose of the airplane was pitched up about 10- to 20-degrees, the airspeed was about 40 knots, and the stall warning horn was on. The nose pitched down and to the left. He applied aft pressure on the control yoke. The airplane collided with the ground on the main gear, bounced and nosed over inverted.

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

The student pilot's failure to maintain airspeed (VSO) during a go-around resulting in an inadvertent stall, and subsequent in-flight collision with terrain and nose over.

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