NTSB Identification: CHI00LA182.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, July 05, 2000 in ATHENS, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/09/2001
Aircraft: Cessna 172R, registration: N996WW
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The student pilot was attempting a soft-field landing, under the supervision of his flight instructor, and during a go-around lost control of the aircraft, striking a runway edge light with the airplane's horizontal stabilizer and elevator.

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

the failure of the student pilot to maintain control of the aircraft, the inadequate supervision by the flight instructor, and the delayed remedial action performed by the flight instructor. A factor to the accident was the runway edge light that was struck during the go-around.

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