NTSB Identification: MIA08CA157
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, August 02, 2008 in Wingate, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/22/2009
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N6026A
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 of the Cessna 172 stated that he had just completed three touch-and-go landings with his instructor and was ready for his solo flight. The instructor exited the airplane and told the student he would be in radio communication with him during the flight. The student pilot then departed runway 15, a 2,800-foot long, 70-foot wide, asphalt runway, and stayed in the traffic pattern. He said that during landing flare he pulled back too much on the yoke and the airplane ballooned. He attempted a go-around, but lost control of the airplane and collided with a fence.

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

The student pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane during a go-around.

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