NTSB Identification: CEN10CA467
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, July 29, 2010 in Breckenridge, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/20/2010
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N24472
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 pilot reported that he was landing to the east on the turf runway. He said that there was a 5-knot, 90-degree crosswind from the north. He stated that he aborted two approaches when the airplane was over the runway because the crosswind was taking the airplane off course. On the third approach, the airplane touched down in the center of the runway. The pilot reported that the airplane became airborne again and he attempted to abort the landing. As he advanced the throttle, the airplane's left wing struck the corn crop along the left side of the runway. The airplane came to rest on the runway facing northwest. The pilot listed no mechanical malfunctions or failures of the airplane. The damage to the airplane included a bent right wing tip, bent propeller, and a buckled firewall.

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

The pilot's failure to mantain directional control during the aborted landing.

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