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N51745 accident description

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Crash location 35.187500°N, 85.183333°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 Chattanooga, TN
35.045630°N, 85.309680°W
12.1 miles away
Tail number N51745
Accident date 07 Aug 2010
Aircraft type Cessna 172
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The student pilot stated that he and a passenger departed on a local flight to a tower-controlled airport, where he conducted five touch-and-go landings and one full-stop landing. He then departed back to his home airport, where he conducted another touch-and-go landing. The student pilot stated that the approach for the second landing was "fine," but during the landing flare, he felt that he was "approaching the end of the runway too fast." The student pilot decided to execute a go-around, added power, and "pulled out all of [the] flaps." He stated that the airplane "lost all its lift," and settled onto the runway. After the airplane touched down, the student pilot attempted to apply brakes. The airplane "jerked" off the left side of the runway and impacted a pole and a building, resulting in substantial damage to the engine firewall. The student pilot stated that there were no mechanical malfunctions or anomalies with the airplane.

NTSB Probable Cause

The student pilot's improper execution of the go-around procedure.

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