NTSB Identification: CEN12LA314
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, May 21, 2012 in Ardmore, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/13/2013
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N6102Q
Injuries: 1 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 student pilot landed at the wrong airport during a solo flight. He aborted the landing and initiated a climb; however, he left the flaps fully extended. Because of the drag due to the flap extension, the airplane could not climb sufficiently to avoid trees at the departure end of the runway and impacted the trees.

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

The student pilot's improper configuration of the airplane flaps during an aborted landing, which resulted in an inadequate climb rate and subsequent collision with trees.

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