NTSB Identification: MIA05CA153.
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Accident occurred Monday, August 22, 2005 in Sanford, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/20/2005
Aircraft: Cessna 152, registration: N6741S
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 pilot stated, the approach for the full stop landing was uneventful. On final, about 10 feet above the ground, with engine power reduced and the airplane in a landing configuration, a gust of wind from the left blew the airplane to the right. The right main tire touched down hard followed by the left main tire. As the airplane bounced down the runway, he attempted a go-around. He added full engine power, and pitched the airplane's nose up. The left wing hit the ground and the airplane flipped over coming to a stop upside-down. The pilot stated there were no mechanical failures or malfunctions to the airplane or any of its systems prior to the accident.


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

The student pilot's loss of aircraft control during the landing flare and touchdown resulting in the wing contacting the runway and the airplane nosing over.

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