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N448SS accident description

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Crash location Unknown
Nearest city Adrian, MI
41.897547°N, 84.037166°W
Tail number N448SS
Accident date 06 Dec 2012
Aircraft type Lsa America Inc Allegro
Additional details: None
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NTSB Factual Report

On December 6, 2012, approximately 1715 eastern standard time, an LSA America Allegro airplane, N448SS, impacted terrain while attempting to perform a go-around at the Lenawee County Airport (KADG), Adrian, Michigan. The certificated flight instructor (CFI) and student pilot were not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the Sky Walker Flight School, Adrian, Michigan, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which operated without a flight plan. The local flight departed KADG about 1700.

According to a statement provided by the CFI, while practicing touch and go landings the student could not maintain alignment with the runway's centerline, so the CFI directed a go-around at 30 feet above the runway. When the student added power for the go-around he depressed the left rudder and the airplane rolled and yawed to the left. The CFI announced that he would control the airplane, but the student pilot did not relinquish control authority to the instructor. Prior to impact, the instructor was able to get control of the flight stick, but not the rudders. The airplane impacted terrain in a wings level, nose low attitude. No preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures were reported by the CFI.

NTSB Probable Cause

The student pilot’s improper flight control input during a go-around and his interference with the flight instructor’s attempted remedial actions.

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