NTSB Identification: CHI07LA010.
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Accident occurred Sunday, October 29, 2006 in Monroe City, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/27/2007
Aircraft: Cessna 150H, registration: N23175
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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The airplane sustained substantial damage on impact with trees and terrain during climb. The student pilot and passenger sustained minor injuries. The student pilot stated, "Decided to due a simulated force landing on ultra light field, got [too] low to climb out, hit top of trees." The passenger was not a rated pilot. Federal Aviation Regulation 61.89 General limitations, in part, stated, "(a) A student pilot may not act as pilot in command of an aircraft: (1) That is carrying a passenger" The student pilot reported no mechanical malfunctions with the airplane in reference to the flight.

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

The student pilot not maintaining clearance from the tree during climb. Factors were the tree and the student pilot's lack of total experience.

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