NTSB Identification: ERA12CA396
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, June 14, 2012 in Gulf Shores, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/13/2012
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N9119U
Injuries: 2 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 flight instructor stated that he and the student pilot were returning to the airport at the conclusion of a local flight. The student conducted the landing approach, and the airplane touched down "hard" on the runway, which resulted in a bounced landing. The flight instructor directed the student to apply full engine power and initiate a go-around. After increasing engine power, the student continued to pull back on the control yoke and the airplane subsequently stalled at an altitude of about 50 feet above the ground. The flight instructor responded by applying forward elevator and right rudder, but the airplane impacted the runway, which resulted in substantial damage to the left wing and engine firewall. The flight instructor stated that there were no mechanical malfunctions or anomalies with the airplane.

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

The student pilot's improper flight control inputs and the flight instructor's delayed remedial action during the attempted go-around, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall.

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