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N107MA accident description

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Crash location 40.941944°N, 74.308611°W
Reported location is a long distance from the NTSB's reported nearest city. This often means that the location has a typo, or is incorrect.
Nearest city Lincoln Park, NJ
40.520105°N, 74.385428°W
29.4 miles away
Tail number N107MA
Accident date 02 Mar 2008
Aircraft type Cessna 172SP
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

According to the certificated flight instructor (CFI), of the Cessna 172SP, the purpose of the dual flight was local air work practice, followed by takeoff and landing practice. After one high approach that terminated in a go-around, then a successful landing, the student pilot departed and positioned the airplane at a higher altitude than normal on the final approach. The CFI took the controls and demonstrated a sideslip maneuver to the student. Once the airplane lost some altitude, the CFI "…turned over the controls to the student and asked him to land the airplane." The touchdown speed was higher than normal, so the CFI queried the student whether the power was reduced, then instructed him to apply aerodynamic braking. The airplane did not appear to be slowing, so the CFI attempted to go around. He applied power and pulled back on the yoke in an attempt to take off, then saw the airport perimeter fence approaching, and felt a "jolt". The left main landing gear impacted the airport perimeter fence off the departure end of runway 1, then the airplane impacted a guardrail, and came to rest inverted on an adjacent road. The tailcone separated from the fuselage just aft of the cargo compartment. Neither pilot was injured and the CFI reported they had no mechanical difficulties with the airplane prior to the accident.

NTSB Probable Cause

The certificated flight instructor's delayed decision to go-around.

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