NTSB Identification: WPR11LA443
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 06, 2011 in Redlands, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/03/2014
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N4649L
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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 flight instructor reported that, during a solo training flight, which included an unusual attitude recovery from an aborted landing, he told the student pilot to set up the approach. As the airplane entered the landing flare, the flight instructor pitched the airplane for a higher-than-normal attitude to simulate a balloon effect. Once the airplane started to “slow/stall,” the flight instructor told the student pilot to perform a go-around. The student pilot advanced the throttle full forward, but it took “a full second” for the engine to achieve full power, and, by that time, the airplane had stalled and was left of the runway centerline. The flight instructor took the controls and corrected the airplane to the right. The airplane subsequently struck the runway in a left-wing-low attitude, bounced two times, and came to rest adjacent to the runway. A witness to the accident reported that the engine was producing power at the time of the accident.

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

The flight instructor’s delayed remedial action and failure to maintain airplane control while performing a simulated aborted landing.

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