NTSB Identification: MIA05CA141.
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Accident occurred Friday, July 22, 2005 in Kissimmee, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/27/2005
Aircraft: Piper PA-28-161, registration: N280FT
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 student pilot stated he was on final approach to runway 15 with 3 stages of flaps applied to the airplane and with an indicated airspeed of 65 knots. When the airplane was about ten feet above the runway, he felt turbulence and the left wing dropped toward the ground. He tried to correct with rudder and aileron. When the airplane leveled out it was about 90 degrees to the runway. He attempted to go around. He applied full engine power and retracted one stage of flaps. The airplane did not climb quickly enough and hit the ground. He stated there were no mechanical failures or malfunctions to the airplane or any of its systems prior to the accident. The winds at the time of the accident were from 360 degrees at 5 knots with no gusts.

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

Failure of the student pilot to maintain control of the airplane during a go around resulting in the airplane descending and colliding with the ground.

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