NTSB Identification: SEA91LA252.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45186.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 26, 1991 in MALAGA, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/25/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N4740H
Injuries: 2 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.

FOLLOWING A SIMULATED EMERGENCY LANDING PRACTICE, THE STUDENT PILOT EXECUTED A GO-AROUND MANEUVER. THE TEMPERATURE WAS REPORTED AS 81 DEGREES F. WITHIN 5 MILES OF THE 1200 FT MSL ACCIDENT SITE. DENSITY ALTITUDE AT THE SITE WAS ESTIMATED AT 3000 FT. THE INSTRUCTOR PILOT, WHO HAD ALLOWED THE STUDENT TO EXECUTE THE GO-AROUND TOWARD RISING TERRAIN, TOOK CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT AND INITIATED A TURN AWAY FROM THE TERRAIN BUT RECOGNIZED THAT A SUCCESSFUL GO-AROUND WAS NOT FORTHCOMING. HE THEN EXECUTED A CONTROLLED COLLISION WITH TERRAIN.

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

THE INSTRUCTOR PILOT'S FAILURE TO INSURE ADEQUATE TERRAIN CLEARANCE DURING THE GO-AROUND MANEUVER. FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WERE 1) RISING TERRAIN, 2) HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE CONDITION, AND 3) THE INSTRUCTOR PILOT'S DELAY OF THE GO-AROUND.

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