NTSB Identification: SEA07CA107.
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Accident occurred Thursday, April 19, 2007 in Los Angeles, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/27/2007
Aircraft: Cessna 172B, registration: N7546X
Injuries: 2 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 reported that he was landing on runway 12 with 40 degrees of flaps. He "misjudged" the flare, and the airplane touched down and bounced back into the air. He decided to go around, added full power and raised the flaps to 20 degrees. The pilot stated that "he had the nose too high which resulted in a stall." The airplane nosed down and rolled left, and the left wing tip contacted the ground, followed by the nose wheel. The nose landing gear collapsed, and the airplane came to rest nose down off the runway. The pilot reported that the winds at the time of the accident were calm.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed during performance of a go around, resulting in an inadvertent stall and in-flight collision with the ground.

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