NTSB Identification: NYC00LA179.
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Accident occurred Saturday, July 01, 2000 in WOODBINE, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/04/2000
Aircraft: Maule MX-7-180, registration: N5661P
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The flight instructor was demonstrating a simulated engine failure to the private pilot. 'About 200 feet above the ground', the instructor realized the airplane was not going to reach the runway. He applied full power in an attempt to go around, but the airplane struck trees about 200 feet before the runway. The private pilot believed that the airplane was behind the power curve when the instructor attempted to go around. Both pilots reported that there were no mechanical difficulties with the airplane.

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

The pilot-in-command's failure to initiate a timely go-around.

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