NTSB Identification: CEN13LA348
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, June 13, 2013 in Grand Forks, ND
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/24/2014
Aircraft: CESSNA 172S, registration: N552ND
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 solo student pilot was attempting to land the airplane on the runway. His first attempt to land was too fast, so he performed a go-around. During the second attempted landing, the airplane landed hard and bounced. The student initiated a second go-around and pitched the nose up 10 to15 degrees. During the climb, the airplane rolled left, stalled, and then impacted the ground. An examination of the airplane did not reveal any preimpact malfunctions or failure that would have precluded normal operation of the airplane.

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

The student pilot’s inadequate recovery from a bounced landing, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall during the go-around.

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