NTSB Identification: CHI04CA132.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, June 01, 2004 in Midland, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/01/2004
Aircraft: Cessna 150, registration: N959B
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The airplane collided with the terrain following a loss of control during a go-around. The student reported he maintained an airspeed of 70 miles per hour with 20 degrees of flaps until he began the landing flare. He stated the airplane ballooned and drifted "slightly right" during the flare. He applied left aileron in an attempt to realign the airplane, but it veered to the left. He stated he then added full power at which time the airplane banked to the left. The left wing contacted the ground and the airplane cart wheeled, slid across a taxiway, and came to rest alongside a ditch. The student pilot stated he made 5 takeoffs and landing with his flight instructor on the morning of the accident. The accident occurred on the first solo landing of the day. The accident occurred on the student's second supervised solo flight. He reported having .5 hours of pilot in command flight time prior to this flight.

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

The student pilot failed to maintain control of the airplane during the go-around. A factor associated with the accident was the student's lack of experience.

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