Thursday, February 11, 2016

Cessna 150F, N6960F: Accident occurred February 01, 2016 in Lapeer, Michigan

RONALD O HOLCOMB LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N6960F

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA123

14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, February 01, 2016 in Lapeer, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/14/2016
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N6960F
Injuries: 1 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 owner of the airplane reported that the solo student pilot told him that the airplane "bounced upon touchdown." He further reported that the solo student pilot executed a "go-around," and "determined the climb out rate was insufficient to clear the trees and the airspeed and altitude were insufficient to permit a safe course adjustment to avoid the tree line." The airplane touched down on a field with "plowed soft soil," the nose wheel collapsed, and the airplane nosed over. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing, the vertical stabilizer, and the rudder.

The owner did not report any preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The student pilot's failure to achieve an adequate climb rate while turning to avoid obstacles during an aborted landing, resulting in an uncontrolled descent, collision with terrain, and a nose over.

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