BFO96LA011
BFO96LA011

On October 16, 1995, at 1330 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 150, N5363Q, departed the left side of the runway and struck a tree while landing at Moraine AirPark, Dayton, Ohio. The student pilot, the sole occupant, received minor injuries, and the aircraft sustained substantial damage. The aircraft was being operated as an instructional flight under 14 CFR 91 when the accident occurred. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, no flight plan was filed. The local flight originated at 1320.

The student pilot reported that as the airplane approached the runway for a touch and go landing, he noted that the airplane was not aligned with the runway heading. He stated that he initiated a go around, and his rate of descent slowed, but he was unable to initiate a climb. The aircraft touched down on the left side of the runway, "...heading for a grove of trees." The student pilot stated that upon touchdown, he realized that he didn't have room to continue the attempted go around, so he "...tried to slow down." As the airplane decelerated it struck a tree.

Postaccident examination of the aircraft revealed no evidence of preimpact anomalies. The student pilot stated that the accident could have been prevented if he had initiated the go around earlier, or decided to abort the go around sooner.

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