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N926AF accident description

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Crash location 38.821945°N, 94.734444°W
Nearest city Olathe, KS
38.881396°N, 94.819129°W
6.1 miles away
Tail number N926AF
Accident date 14 May 2009
Aircraft type Diamond DA20
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

During a planned touch and go landing, the student pilot flared too high and the airplane landed hard, bounced, and the propeller struck the runway. The student pilot executed a go-around. During the climbout, at approximately 250 feet agl, the engine lost power. The student pilot executed a straight ahead forced landing, during which the airplane's right wing and horizontal stabilizer were separated. The airplane subsequently nosed over coming to rest inverted in a tree line. The student pilot, who was trapped in the inverted airplane, was extracted 30 minutes later by emergency response crews. He sustained minor injuries. A serviceable propeller was later installed and the airplane's engine was test run for over 20 minutes, including several minutes at full power.

NTSB Probable Cause

The student pilot's improper landing flare and recovery from a bounced landing, as well as his improper decision to continue the takeoff after striking the propeller on the runway.

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