NTSB Identification: CEN13LA348
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, June 13, 2013 in Grand Forks, ND
Aircraft: CESSNA 172S, registration: N552ND
Injuries: 1 Serious.
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On June 13, 2013, about 1330 central daylight time, a Cessna 172S airplane, N552ND, impacted terrain during a go-around maneuver at the Grand Forks International Airport (KGFK), Grand Forks, North Dakota. The student pilot sustained serious injuries and the airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to and operated by the University of North Dakota under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight which operated without a flight plan. The local flight originated from KGFK about 1200.
According to information provided by the University of North Dakota, the pilot departed the airport and flew practice maneuvers in a local air work area before returning to the airport for landing practice. During one of the landings, the airplane bounced. A go-around was performed and during the climb, the left wing dropped. The airplane descended and impacted terrain at about a 50 degrees nose low attitude.
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