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N6960F accident description

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Crash location 43.067223°N, 83.272223°W
Nearest city Lapeer, MI
43.051416°N, 83.318834°W
2.6 miles away
Tail number N6960F
Accident date 01 Feb 2016
Aircraft type Cessna 150
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual 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.

NTSB Probable Cause

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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