NTSB Identification: CEN09LA375
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 23, 2009 in Mineola, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/15/2009
Aircraft: CESSNA 150G, registration: N2719S
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The student pilot was practicing a fast-taxi to see if he could keep the airplane running straight down the runway. The airplane inadvertently became airborne and the pilot made three attempts to land. On his last attempt, the airplane stalled, impacted marshy terrain, and a cow and substantially damaging the airplane. The Federal Aviation Administration reported that the pilot held a student pilot certificate and did not possess a valid medical certificate.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane during taxi, and his subsequent failure to maintain control after the inadvertent takeoff, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's lack of flight experience.

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